The best place for family fun! The kids will never get bored with these fun family activities.  


  • Getting off the grid at Gore Bay where my family and I can sometimes be the only ones on the expansive beach
  • A sunrise walk up Conical Hill - so dreamy and so peaceful
  • Skiing with the whole family at Mount Lyford and then stopping for a pie at midday - only way to do it!
  • The Forest Amble Walk is the most fun your kids will ever have on a walk!
  • The Lolly Pot - the most scrumptious store!
  • I have fond memories of getting huge ice creams from the blue dairy in Amberley as a child and now it's become a family holiday ritual with my own kids!
  • Cheviots secret daffodil display, which deserves to be made not-so-secret
  • (50) The Hanmer Rockets are hilarious and always good for a laugh
  • My twins love the Fairy Door Walk in Hanmer and spotting the little creations
  • We're big Harry Potter fans so riding the Weka Pass railway gives everyone a real buzz!
  • Mini golf at Hanmer Pitch N Putt always gets very competitive among my friend group!
  • Our kids just love the Hanmer Springs Santa Parade and so do we - it's got that small town feel that reminds us of our own childhood parades.
  • You'll hear me from across the complex when I ride Conical Thrill but it is just too fun - not sure if it's me or my kids who enjoy it more!
  • I'm no co-ordinated swan but ice skating at the Hanmer Springs Alpine Winter Festival was fun
  • During summer, a real fruit ice cream from Splash Shack at the pools is our go to between dips!
  • The bustling wildlife at St Annes Lagoon is fun to watch - take a picnic. Autumn is an especially good time of year to go
  • Time slows down for our family when we visit the Hurunui. It allows us to spend quality time together.
  • For our family, we love how close Hurunui is to Christchurch, meaning we can take a long break or a short one.
  • The Mt Cass walkway is a really cool and kid-friendly tramp, which goes through a working farm for something a little different
  • Our family love how close the ski fields are to the hot pools, which is what you really need after a big day on the mountain.
  • The Hanmer Springs Animal Park in Hanmer is loved by three generations of our family. There was such joy on our granddaughter's face while feeding the animals!
  • Our whānau love Hanmer Springs ski field because it's small and great for young guns to learn on.
  • Our two children always need to stretch their legs in Culverden on a holiday roady - and the playground there is now a family fav
  • With a toddler and a pram, the Dog Stream Walkway is our go-to and so handy to the Hanmer Springs village
  • Skimming stones on the lake in the Hanmer Heritage Forest - has become a competitive sport in our household
  • We've created so many fond memories at the Buxton Campground, rolling out of bed and heading for a surf
  • The flying fox at the AA Motor Camp in Hanmer Springs keeps our grandchildren occupied for hours

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42 Amuri Avenue
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Free phone : 0800 442 663 (NZ only)