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

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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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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Drifters Inn Visit website

Perfect location, directly opposite the i-Site, and Thermal Pools. Great facilities, including lounge with open fire, large dining room and well equipped kitchen for self catering. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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 . . . 

Waipara Hills Visit website

Nestled amongst vines and rolling hills, this iconic winery located in the Waipara Wine district is just 45 minutes north of Christchurch on State Highway 1. . . . More . . . 

Welcome To Hanmer Springs & The Hurunui District Visit website

Situated just a 45-minute drive from Christchurch, the Hurunui region is one of the South Island's best-kept secrets. Hanmer Springs is the heart of the district. . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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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From $95
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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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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From $100
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 . . . 

From $100
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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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From $25
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 . . . 

From $25
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Natural attractions

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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