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Only 90 minutes drive from Christchurch is the stunning Hanmer Springs Themal Pools and Spa. This large outdoor complex is the perfect place all-year-round for a family day of fun, or a couple's romantic escape. Whether it's relaxing in the natural environment of the thermal pools, to splashing your way through some serious waterslide fun, this place caters for it all.
Visitors have been attracted to the beautiful high country area for over 125 years to soak in the thermal waters. Many find the thermal water, which is rich in minerals, a great relief for the pains of arthritis and similar ailments.
There are a variety of different pools to soak in whilst you enjoy the gorgeous backdrop of valleys and mountains. The 4 large rock pools are interconnected and minimumly treated, with a pleasant temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. The 3 sulphur pools are completely natural, giving the water a lovely silky feel (although be warned these pools have a rather strong smell). The temperature ranges from 40 - 42 degrees Celsius. The hexangonal pools are the pools that most will recognise who haven't been to the pools in many years. These large pools are very popular. There are private pools too that can be booked out for 1/2 - 1 hour periods.
Finally for the young or the young at heart, the family activity area and waterslides are excellent fun. The water like the other pools is heated, which means the kids can enjoy the waterfalls, animal slides and waterslides even in winter.
Other facilities at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools include
25 metre freshwater heated pool
Towel & swimsuit hire
Disabled facilities including an aqualift and stainless steel wheelchair for our beach access pool
Picnic area and Cafe with bar facilities
Massage & Beauty facility offering packages that include; massage, sauna and facial options, as well as the energising and detoxifying benefits of the Pamper Packages and Body Wraps.