Tennis, golf, skiing, mountain biking. Team and group events e.g. paintball, clay bird shooting.
Mt Isobel Challenge, 4-8 hour mountain bike race, half and full marathons, Hanmer Springs Fete, Health and Wellness Festival, rodeo, Summer Saturday Market (October to April). For a full list of coming events click here.
Forest walks, mountain biking, alpine hiking, mini-golf courses, Pitch 'n' Putt golf course, 4WD safaris, 4-wheel motorbike hire, horse trekking, trout and salmon fishing, health and massage centre, thermal pools, white-water rafting, bungy jumping, skiing and heli-skiing, shopping, scenic air flights, cafés and dining, Lake Tennyson, Clarence Valley, Molesworth, Jacks and Jollies passes, Rainbow Station, Reefton, Maruia Springs via Lewis Pass, wineries, Kaikoura, Mount Lyford.
The North Canterbury Wine Region is a food and wine lover's paradise. Dozens of incredible vineyards, award-winning winery restaurants and a number of unique food producers including olive and truffle growers.
Whale Watch Kaikoura
Whale Watch is New Zealand's only vessel-based whale-watching company offering an exciting up-close encounter with the worlds largest toothed predator, the Giant Sperm Whale, in their natural environment at all times of the year. Whale Watch Kaikoura has a 95% success rate in sighting whales.
The best place to indulge, with a range of pools, including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles – at a range of temperatures.
Plow through streams, mud, forest and over rocks – drive over just about every terrain Canterbury has to offer – all on a 2-hour quad biking trip.
Hanmer Springs Animal Park
Hanmer Animal Park provides all year round fun, entertainment and activities. An enjoyable experience for animal lovers of all ages from toddlers to the elderly.
With the scenic Waiau River canyon set amongst stunning mountains and marble land formations, you'll be sure to have an unforgettable experience.
Hanmer Pitch N Putt
Hanmer Pitch and Putt golf course is an excellent destination for everyone. There are 18 holes ranging from 27 to 80 metres, which combine to create an experience like no other in Hanmer Springs. Golfing beginners can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while advanced golfers can sharpen their short game. Families can come and enjoy the course with time out in our picnic areas.
The Spa is a place dedicated to relaxation; a luxurious oasis from the fast pace of everyday life. We are a sanctuary of relaxation and indulgence where every sight, sound, and sensation is carefully considered. Our qualified therapists excel in a variety of massage therapies, body and face treatments and invigorating signature rituals. This means you can concentrate on just one thing... you.
Hanmer Springs Golf Club
The Hanmer Springs Golf Club has a course that boasts some of North Canterbury's finest scenery which takes you on a journey through stunning views of the alpines and challenging golf holes. The perfectly manicured brown top grass presents the golfer with a standard playing condition all year round and the course layout is suitable for all ages and abilities.