It’s time to wax the skis and unearth the snowboards! New Zealand’s ski season officially kicked off on Monday (June 27), with the opening of Mt Hutt, the Canterbury region’s largest commercial ski area, just an hour from Christchurch International Airport. After a record warm May and a mild start to June, temperatures have dropped enough over the past few days for the … [Read more...] about Snow season Hanmer Springs and Mt Hutt
In a year when destructive events on a grand scale have created fear and confusion among travellers, it's good to hear the calm voice of reason. Christchurch Airport is now open for Travel to New Zealand South Island and Hanmer Springs. Tim Hunter, Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism chief executive, believes in telling it as it is. He admits that the February earthquake, … [Read more...] about Hanmer Springs: Christchurch airport open for travel to New Zealand South Island and Hanmer Springs.
Hanmer Springs near Christchurch New Zealand will be home to the Wallabies for four days during the Rugby World Cup. Christchurch Rugby World Cup ticket holders appear reluctant to travel to the North Island for relocated pool matches. Wellington and Auckland were yesterday named as replacement venues, along with Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill. Organisers said ticket … [Read more...] about Hanmer Springs Rugby World Cup New Zealand Christchurch
The South Island is dominating a survey of the top 10 "must-do's" for Kiwis. Only three places on the AA Tourism list, compiled from 65,000 online responses, are in the North Island. The Bay of Islands, the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua, and Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel, did not even make the top three. Number one is Abel Tasman National Park, followed by Hanmer … [Read more...] about Hanmer Springs is 2nd in the 10 “must-do’s” in New Zealand.
The St James Cycle Trail near Hanmer Springs - the first of the Government-backed mountain bike trail "great rides" to be fully completed. Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson said the 64km-long trail had iconic scenery including river valleys, high-country lakes, beech forest and grassland valleys. Of the 18 nationally promoted cycle trails, it requires the highest level … [Read more...] about Hanmer Springs Mountain Bike Trail – St James Cycle Trail