Information – Hanmer Springs Hot Springs / Pools
Hanmer Springs – the real New Zealand – 90 minutes north of Christchurch.
Located in the Hanmer Springs village, 90 minutes northwest of Christchurch • The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa has been operating for more than 125 years • 520,000 people will visit the complex this year • 25% of visitors are international tourists • 65% of visitors are from within the Canterbury region • Over the past 12 months, the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa has hosted over 350 school groups • The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa was winner of the Best Visitor Attraction Award in 2004, 2005 and 2006, at the New Zealand Tourism Awards. It also won the coveted Distinction Award in 2006 and the People’s Choice Award in 2002 and 2003. • The complex is one of the largest employers in the Hurunui region • The bore is located just inside the complex and draws water from a depth of 28 metres • The thermal water is drawn from the bore at 52ºC. Heat is extracted using a series of exchangers to maintain water in the pools at a temperature of between 32ºC and 42ºC. • Formerly part of the Queen Mary Hospital, the pools are on Crown reserve land, but are owned by the Hurunui District Council. • Hanmer Springs village has a population of approximately 1,000 • There are a total of 2,400 beds available in 40 accommodation providers • There are 39.6km of biking tracks and 56.3km of walking tracks in the area • There are 30 visitor attractions and 22 cafes and restaurants in the area • 89% of all tourists who visit the area visit the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa