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- Entire guest suite
- Hanmer Springs
Welcome to Casa Maria, your home in the heart of 'old town' Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. Only a stone's throw from the best Hanmer Springs has to offer; Thermal Pools & Spa, Forest Walks & Mountain Bike trails, Top Restaurants & Cafes, Retail Shopping & more! Newly renovated. Off street parking. Separate entrance & private garden. Fully equipped kitchenette & bathroom. Free Wifi and a SmartTV with features like NETFLIX. Air Conditioning. Well maintained, clean & dry room. Enjoy your stay!
- Entire guesthouse
- Hanmer Springs
A cosy and spacious 1 Bedroom Cottage with lovely garden & mountain views. Free Continental self service breakfast. Kitchen has cooking elements, microwave, fridge/freezer-open plan with lounge area. Sky TV, free Wifi, a deck with great views. Bedroom is roomy-Queen bed, large bathroom with shower & spa bath. Located on main route to Hanmer Springs, just over the Waiau Ferry Bridge . The Cottage is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, and the business traveler. Please view all photos.
- Entire guesthouse
- Hanmer Springs
Isobel's is very close to the beautiful Hanmer Heritage Forest where you will find forest walks and MTB tracks. Just around the corner (500metres or 5mins walk!) are the Village Shops with a range of restaurants, clothing and gift shops to wander through. Great mountain views just out of the bedroom window. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is a short walk up the road. Isobel's is cosy and warm, great price, great for couples or solo travelers and you can even bring your furry friends (dogs).
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Your guide to Hanmer Springs
All About Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs is a resort town in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island, known for its thermal pools and spas. You could easily spend hours here, soaking in the hot springs and breathing in the scent of cypresses, giant firs, and cedars. But the area also attracts those who’d rather not sit still — hikers, bikers, and skiers traverse the towering mountains, while white-water rafters, anglers, and speed boaters explore glacier-fed rivers and lakes. Nearby, experienced equestrians can ride horses through the St James Conservation Area, one of the largest operating cattle and sheep stations in the country. You could also sip chilled chardonnay from one of a half-dozen wineries in the area, or head further afield to explore one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions. In the town itself, you’ll find shops showcasing local art and artisan products alongside the restaurants and cafes.
How do I get around Hanmer Springs?
Hanmer Springs is a 90-minute drive from Christchurch International Airport (CHC). From the airport, you can hop in a rental car, take a bus, or use the daily Hanmer Connection shuttle, which takes just over two hours. The South Island’s other main airport, Queenstown Airport (ZQN), is around a 7.5-hour drive away. If you’re arriving from the North Island, you’re most likely to arrive in the town of Picton by ferry from the capital, Wellington, a total of 8 hours by car. Taxis are available for transportation once you’ve arrived in town, and cycling is also a popular way to get around.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hanmer Springs?
The best time to rent holiday homes in Hanmer Springs is during the summer months, when clear skies create the perfect conditions for exploring the St James Cycle Trail. Temperatures from December through February are mild, while winter temperatures from June through August can hover around freezing, which is good if you want snow and the adrenaline rush of the local skiing and snowsports scene. In October, you can tour private gardens and historic homesteads at the Hurunui Garden Festival. In February and July, the Honour Festival Summer and Winter Wellness Retreats are one-day events centered on yoga and healthy cooking demonstrations. Whether you’re a curious eater or a seasoned sommelier, you can visit Hanmer Springs in March for the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival.
What are the top things to do in Hanmer Springs?
Take the 1.5-hour road trip to Gore Bay Reserve and stand atop the dramatic Cathedral Cliffs for a bird’s-eye view of surfers riding wild waves beyond the rugged coastline below. Stop for fresh seafood just down the road at Motunau Beach, or head out on the water in search of your own catch — look out for salmon and kingfish.
Hanmer Heritage Forest
Trails through the Hanmer Heritage Forest range from stroller- and family-friendly routes to half-day expeditions to conquer Mount Isobel. If you only have an hour, you can hike the Conical Hill Trail for the best view of Hanmer Springs at its 655-foot summit. Children of all ages love the whimsical journey that is the Forest Amble Walk, home to fairy doors, painted rocks, and carved wooden creatures, such as a gentle giant and an orangutan.
Well worth the one-hour drive from Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley is a popular wine region of more than 90 independently owned vineyards producing award-winning pinot and riesling wines. The valley is also known for woodland nuts and truffles, along with artisanal olive oils and cheeses. Once in the area, you can also book jet boats and river rafts steered by experts at navigating white-water rapids on the Waiau River.