Hurunui: pinot and adventure sports

There is an adventure capital in New Zealand with a fabulous food and wine scene. It is not Queenstown.


Waipara under an autumn sunset. © Liz Carlson

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Hanmer Springs Larchwood Motel Visit website

New owners of Larchwood Motels offer travellers a selection of clean, comfortable accommodation to suit all budgets. Built from Hanmer Springs larch forest timbers, Larchwood . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s not much better than lounging in hot mineral water when the ground around you is covered with snow and there’s a biting southerly blowing down from the tops. Read the story . . . 

4.5 /5
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Waikuku Beach Holiday Park Visit website

Waikuku Beach Holiday Park is a well established site situated a short drive north of Christchurch, and is a popular spot for weekenders and International . . . More . . . 

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4.4 /5
Alpine Lodge Motel Visit website

Alpine Lodge Motel is located OPPOSITE the famous Thermal Pools. We are a centrally located motel in the heart of the alpine village. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

4.9 /5
4.9 /5
Teviot View Accommodation Visit website

Teviot View Accommodation offers new self-contained units/ apartments and is situated in the township of Amberley in the beautiful wine region of Waipara Valley in . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Alpine Pacific Triangle: Christchurch to Kaikōura (and back again)

The Alpine Pacific Triangle takes you from Christchurch to Kaikōura, to Hanmer Springs and back again. Enjoy whale watching, hot pools and wineries. Read the story . . . 

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Glenalvon Motels Visit website

Located in the heart of Hanmer Springs, adjacent to the thermal pools, Glenalvon Motels offers 9 quiet, spacious, ground-floor studio units, serviced daily, with off-street parking. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

Today the landscape of Arthur's Pass is punctuated with small towns that cling to the geography despite harsh wind, snow and mercurial populations. Read the story . . . 

4.5 /5
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Forest Peak Motel Visit website

Forest Peak Motel is "The Secret Place" to stay in Hanmer Springs. Located a short distance from the Village centre and close to beautiful forest walks. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Cheviot: secret spots and sheep sculptures

Cheviot is a blink-and-you-miss-it place with an often mispronounced name. It’s CH as in church, not SH as in… sheep. Read the story . . . 

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Alpine Garden Motel Visit website

Stay with us when you visit Hanmer Springs, for the highest level of friendly and professional service - where location, comfort and hospitality is assured. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Adventure time: tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

Hanmer Holiday Homes Ltd Visit website

Welcome to the wonderful world of holiday home accommodation in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. We have the largest range of affordable accommodation available in Hanmer Springs. . . . More . . . 

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Hurunui: pinot and adventure sports

There is an adventure capital in the South Island with a fabulous food and wine scene. It is not Queenstown...  Read the story . . . 

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