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 Scenic Views Motel Visit website

A modern & sunny Motel in the heart of Hanmer Springs, with affordable and comfortable facilities to suit everyone. Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel has . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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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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Activities

Hanmer Springs: soothe the soul at New Zealand's alpine sanctuary

Soothe the soul in world-class thermal pools nestled in a high-country spa village flanked by towering mountains. Read the story . . . 

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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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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 . . . 

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Heritage Hanmer Springs Visit website

Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is the perfect place to wash away your city concerns and soak-up the natural beauty of the Southern Alps. . . . More . . . 

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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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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 . . . 

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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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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Settlers Motel Visit website

Boutique 5 Star Gold Qualmark rated. Relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the unique "Settlers Experience". Quiet, sunny and close to the village centre, restaurants, cafes, shops . . . 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 . . . 

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ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel Visit website

The Hanmer Inn Motel sits in a very central location in Hanmer Springs, being less than 2 minutes walk to the thermal pools, restaurants, bars . . . 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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