Whether you're a solo traveler or exploring with friends, the Hurunui region offers a fantastic range of accommodation options for backpackers. The hostels are not only affordable but also provide a clean and enjoyable environment for your stay. You'll always find a hive of activity here.
Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or an adventurous getaway, our wide range of Bed and Breakfast options in the Hurunui region will cater to your every need. From charming cottages nestled in the countryside to large stately manors, we have the perfect accommodation to make your stay truly memorable.
Holiday homes offer a fantastic opportunity for families and groups to enjoy a truly memorable vacation in the beautiful Hurunui region, particularly in Hanmer Springs. With their spacious layouts and comfortable amenities, these self cater homes provide the perfect setting for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
A range of holiday parks and campgrounds are scattered across the Hurunui. These make exceptional cost-effective places to stay. You'll find many have everything you need onhand - bathrooms, kitchens, laundry's...even play equipment for the kids!
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.
We've got you covered!
School holiday fun in Hanmer Springs
Are you looking for a place where you can take the kids for unlimited fun these holidays… and that you can enjoy too?
Hanmer Springs has got you covered. Located just 90 minutes north of Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is just a short (and very scenic) road trip away.
With so much to do in Hanmer Springs, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite activities - perfect to excite, relax and entertain!
The Forest Amble Sculpture Walk in Hanmer Springs is the perfect short walk for kids, with a range of large wooden art sculptures to find along the way. The Hanmer Heritage Forest is beautiful as it is, but you’ll have no trouble enticing the kids on this walk with a big friendly giant, an Orangutan, a Tuatara, a falcon, and a dog (to name a few) to spy along the way.
Located in Hanmer Springs, experience the breathtaking beauty of the night sky as you gaze up at the dazzling stars and constellations with the team at Manuka Skies. Their Tailored family tour caters specifically for families (up to 2 adults and 3 children - 5 to 16yrs) and inlcudes snacks!
The Manuka Skies shuttle will even pick you up and drop you off to your accommodation within the village
Step back in time to a world of mystical trolls and mythical beasts, separated from mankind via a series of magic portals, each guarded by a trusted goblin Gate Keeper.
Rumour has it that one of the portals in Hanmer has broken, after the Gate Keeper fell into a deep sleep. Mystical creatures have escaped and are roaming the streets, wreaking havoc and getting up to no good.
8 years +
North Canterbury's Premier Heritage Railway Experience!
The Weka Pass Railway operates using steam and diesel locomotives on a 12.8km scenic ride through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass.
Check out their website for timetables
The best place in NZ for aquatic rides, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is a must do for a family holiday!
The first place in NZ to have a Superbowl ride, the only complex to have the Conical Thrill ride – NZ’s biggest waterslide, and now the complex is the first place in New Zealand to have leading-edge technology inside their brand new slides, featuring LED lights, projection images and strip lighting.