The Hurunui is a family friendly destination... the perfect place to hang out and simply have fun.
Whether its making friends at the Hanmer Springs Animal Park, having a mini golf tournament with your family or relaxing at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools you would be hard pressed not to enjoy yourself.
Check out our hiking and walking page if you prefer the sounds of leaves under foot or birds in the trees.
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Hanmer Springs Attractions Featured Popular
Address: 839 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs
Many adventures...one fantastic location! Hanmer Springs Attractions is the ideal place to enjoy the activities New Zealand is most famous for. Located at the spectacular alpine village of Hanmer Springs, just 90 mins north of Christchurch, Hanmer Spring ...
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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa Featured Popular
Free phone: 0800 442 663
Address: 42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is an attraction of international standing, offering a world-class experience in a stunning natural environment. The Thermal Pools are situated in the unique alpine village of Hanmer Springs only 90 minutes drive fr ...
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Hanmer Springs Ski Area Featured Popular
Address: Hanmer Springs
Address: 54 Weka Pass Road, Waikari
Hanmer Springs Animal Park Featured Popular
Address: 108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs
Alpine Crazy Putt & Village Cruisers Featured
Address: 11 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs
Address: 128 Westenras Rd, Hawarden, 7385
Flaxmere Garden is a 'Garden of National Significance' available for viewing by appointment only. Flaxmere is also home each year to "Art in a Garden" held over 3.5 days during October.
Mt Lyford Ice Skating
Address: 169 Mt Lyford Forest Drive, Mt Lyford
Winter only. Situated in Mt Lyford Village is this great outdoor ice skating rink. Skate hire available; also open in evenings under lights and with music. A guaranteed magical atmosphere !
Hanmer Pitch 'n' Putt
Address: 88b Argelins Road, Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Pitch N Putt opened in 2007 and over the years has matured into a great course with wildlife and natural (albeit seasonal) water hazards. Designed by Rodney Hale to improve the short game, it has now become a popular activity for families as well a ...
The Cheviot Museum has been in operation for approximately 40 years and is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. There is no entry fee though donations are gladly accepted. The Museum holds a substantial amount of local memorabilia, and has comprehensi ...
Address: 1 Fraser Close, Hanmer Springs
Weka Pass Railway
Address: Glenmark Drive, Waipara
The Weka Pass Railway operators using steam and diesel locomotives on a 12.8km scenic ride through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass. Trains operate between Waipara Glenmark Station and Waikari, usually on the first and third Sundays of ...
Cheviot Cycling Trails
Cheviot has a host of cycle trails on offer for both road and mountain bikers. There is stunning coastal scenery, farm roads, hill country and flats. Cheviot Coastal Classic (30km - sealed) Leamington Valley Circuit (35km - sealed & unsealed) Ran ...
Airpark Canterbury BMX Track
Grab your bike, helmet and protective gear and give our locally built BMX track a go! It's guaranteed to put smiles on everyone's faces' - young or 'older'. Thanks to sponsorship from near and far, the Airpark Canterbury BMX Track is open to the public 2 ...
Amberley Area Cycle Trail (Hurunui Trails)
The Amberley Area Cycle Trail (AACT) Stage 1 is open! This means you you can now cycle, walk or run safely between Amberley and Leithfield without needing to use State Highway 1. PLEASE NOTE: due to heavy rain in April 2017, the approach to the Kowai Riv ...
Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail (Hurunui Trails)
Pass through world-class vineyards and historic farms; visit cellar doors and dine at winery restaurants; experience Greening Waipara Biodiversity Trails, the historical steam train at Weka Pass Railway and other activities in the area. Enjoy a trail des ...