Horse trekking in Hanmer Springs

Imagine summiting a steep hill set in an idyllic mountain landscape, in fresh air and sunshine, all without breaking a sweat.


Nothing beats climbing mountains on horseback. © Tim Cuff

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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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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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Pines Holiday Park Visit website

Pines Holiday Park in Hanmer Springs is situated 600m from the village and thermal pools. Adjacent to tennis courts, playground and skateboard park. . . . 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 in Queenstown...  Read the story . . . 

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Greenacres Chalet Visit website

Unique complex of individual alpine chalets and superior Villas set in quiet parkland overlooking Hanmer Springs village and the mountains beyound, Thermal pools and village . . . More . . . 

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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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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 . . . 

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Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Soak in the surroundings of Hanmer Springs at Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park, 1.5 hours from Christchurch. Relax in our spacious alpine setting, so . . . More . . . 

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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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Alpine Springs Motel Visit website

Relax in style in Hanmer Springs. Alpine Springs Motel is unique, private and peaceful set in an acre of park-like gardens next to Hanmer Springs . . . More . . . 

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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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Alpine Adventure Holiday Park Visit website

Spacious family holiday park in peaceful tree-lined valley, 2.5km to village. Generous caravan, campervan, and tent sites set amongst native and exotic trees. . . . More . . . 

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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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The St James Visit website

Luxury accommodation with views of the mountains. Located in the centre of the village, park the car and walk to cafes, restaurants, activities including the . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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