Whether you love to plan it all – or need to take a break from planning – Hanmer Springs provides the best of both worlds for a special getaway.
If you’re all event-planned-out, let Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa take care of everything with any one of their thoughtfully created packages starting from just $299. Combining accommodation, with therapeutic treatments and pool entry, packages put the stress of organising an escape into someone else’s hands – so you can keep riding the newly-wed high for longer!
The latest offering, Unwind for Two is ideal for those wanting a touch of luxury at an affordable price. The package includes a night’s accommodation at one of Hanmer Springs’ 3-star properties or equivalent, 2 x 30-minute Unwind Revival Massage or Refresh Facial at The Spa and 1-Day pass to the Thermal Pools for two people.
For those wanting to get their legs or heart-pumping after some R&R, Hanmer Adventure offers a range of couple-friendly activities including mountain bike hire so you can explore surrounding forests and the quirky ‘Hanmer rockets’ quad-cycles for cruising through the village. You can also give quad biking and archery a go.
Then as the sun sets over the village, take a stroll up Conical Hill and look out over the alpine landscape.
Venture further north for a unique and memorable stay on a working farm, run by the Loughnan family. Tawanui Glamping is a beautifully curated glamping site, with two luxurious tents and a hot tub. You’ll get exclusive use of the whole campsite, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted 180-degree views of the Hurunui River and Kaikoura mountain ranges.
For another boutique option visit, George’s Rd Wine Pod - this beautiful tiny house is nestled away on a vineyard and allows you to relax in a woodfired hot tub under the stars.
You’re spoilt for choice for activities and delicious food along George’s Rd too, with The Boneline, Terrace Edge and George’s Rd Wines all offering wine tastings, alongside tantalising local fare. It’s here too that you can discover the quirky Ironridge Sculpture Park, which offers unmatched views over the Waipara Valley and an array of iconic sculptures.
To really bring some excitement to your honeymoon or special escape, add a Garden City Helicopter winery tour to your itinerary. It’s a winery tour unlike any other, with a feast for your eyes and delicious cuisine and exquisite wines from award-winning wineries, including Black Estate, Waipara Hills and Greystone Wines.
Whether you’re after heart-pumping adrenaline, blissful relaxation or a bit of both, you can be sure that Hanmer Springs has just what you are looking for. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!