There’s a lot to love about the Hurunui region. Unbridled landscapes, rustic wineries, old country charm, and adventure galore. But for regular visitors to the region, one of the stand out features which entice travellers again and again is its reputation for world class and indulgent spa experiences.
Being the home of New Zealand’s alpine spa village Hanmer Springs, it’s no secret that the village boasts over a dozen spa offerings, each adding a unique experience to provide the best in pampering and personal luxury.
The Spa, located next to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, offers the full gamut of spa treatments and experiences, including a full range of massage therapies, body treatments and skin care using both natural and scientifically-proven cosmeceutical products.
The team utilise the latest technologies and techniques, such as the Vichy Shower, Hot Stone Therapy, and private thermal pools and saunas, and offer a full range of finishing touch treatments including waxing, manicures and pedicures.
Adding to its impressive range, The Spa boasts individual and couples massage rooms, the Vichy spa room, hydro-storm room, private saunas, private thermal pools, relaxation lounge, and pedicure and manicure room for the full spa experience.
If beauty treatments are what you seek, you need look no further than Artisan Spa just a short walk from the thermal pools.
Owned and operated by the pools, Artisan Spa has a real focus on creating visibly beautiful skin using both natural and scientifically proven products. Artisan Spa takes a lot of care in analysing clients’ skin to ensure treatments are custom-made to their needs. That means they hand pick products that have the exact nutrients and qualities that an individual’s skin needs. It really is a tailored approach.
As well as skincare, Artisan Spa offers a full range of massage services, waxing, manicures and pedicures. It also has a retail area with a wide variety of items including aromatherapy candles and beauty products.
Blending the best of luxury accommodation and spa services, it’s no wonder Braemar Lodge and Spa is a firm favourite weekend retreat for spa treatment enthusiasts. It offers a raft of superb suites, many with personal spa pools situated on private balcony’s overlooking the mountain backdrops. It truly is a blissful way to spend an evening soaking under the stars with a bottle of North Canterbury wine.
To cement its reputation as an all-inclusive relaxation destination, its Solitude Spa located on site provides deep tissue massages and specialised therapies, along with full beauty treatments, pedicures, and eye treatments.
While those looking for the full holistic wellness experience are well catered for at Vibrant Living Retreat, located on 2 acres of beautiful gardens and surrounding mountain views. It’s the perfect setting to find solace and space, and take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Vibrant Living specialises in complete retreat packages with an emphasis in overall wellbeing. From yoga and meditation retreats, to a 21 day wellness adventure, if you’re seeking inner peace and tranquillity, you’ll find it here, with all experiences able to be catered to suit your individual tastes.
Rounding off the holistic approach, it also offers a full range of massage therapies, beauty treatments, and healing techniques, along with luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
With so many spa and wellbeing services on offer, Hanmer Springs and the Hurunui region is a destination of the divine. Whether you’re looking for a luxury weekend of pampering, seeking to rejuvenate the soul, or simply refresh the body, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling like a new you.