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Hanmer Springs & Hurunui

Winter Getaways Winter Holiday Guide 2012

Featuring • Skiing holiday ideas • Food, wine and best bars of Hanmer Springs • Savings on Family Holiday packages • Indulgent Spa Escapes • Alpine Pacific Triangle

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Steamy Days and Nights Clouds of vapour rise into the night sky from our hot pool. A few flakes of snow settle on our exposed heads. Tomorrow will be a rare photo opportunity at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa – a shining carpet of new snow surrounding pools of steaming hot water. It’s winter and the Thermal Pools and Spa is a magnet for those seeking relaxation, warmth and wellbeing. Thermal springs have been soothing Kiwi bodies here for 125 years, but today’s swept-up complex is a far cry from the single pool that once lured in-the-know locals.

The Spa at Hanmer Springs, meanwhile, is a modern, world-class facility with a full menu of beauty and wellbeing treatments, including facials, Vichy shower, massage, hot stone therapy, body wraps, manicures and pedicures.

The Thermal Pools complex now boasts 12 open-air mineral pools, three sulphur pools, a freshwater lap pool with a “lazy river”, six private indoor thermal pools, a sauna/steam room and a separate activity area with family pool, water slides and a 15m-high SuperBowl. Pool temperatures range from 28°C to 42°C.

We’re still glowing from an 80-minute couples treatment called an Alpine Aqua Body Experience. Administered by two skilled therapists in a serene setting, it was nothing short of sublime. Now, as the snowflakes fall, we’re feeling warm and a just bit smug: winter, where’s your sting?

Overlooking the pools and landscaped grounds is a café serving good coffee, snacks, meals and drinks in a casual atmosphere.

By Tim Heron The Spa

The Thermal Pools have undergone a number of major upgrades in recent years – the latest costing $7.5 million. Among the latest additions are three adults-only AquaTherapy pools, where powerful jets massage bodies soaking in the 36°C water.

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We Love Winter! • Snow falling and hot pool lazing, are two things that just go together, like bread and butter. If it’s snowing head to the pools. • Crisp forest walks or mountain bike rides close to the village on one of the many trails that cut through the forests, followed by a steaming hot chocolate. • Book a Quad Bike ride – available for all ages with muddy fun for everyone! • Send the kids to the pools while you enjoy a luxurious Spa treatment. Book the Alpine Aqua Body Experience and leave feeling soft and moisturised all over. • Snowman building at the top of Jacks Pass, or outside your accommodation if you’re lucky!

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools Admission Prices

All enquiries & bookings 0800 4 HANMER hanmersprings.co.nz Ph: 03 315 0020 or 0800 442 663 Fax: 03 315 0021 Email: bookings@hanmersprings.co.nz

Pool Prices Adult single entry.........................................................................................................................................................................................................$18.00 Adult return pass (initial entry and one return entry within the same day)...............................................................................................$23.00 Adult two day pass (initial entry and one return entry the following day)..................................................................................................$30.00 Child single entry (ages 3-15 years)......................................................................................................................................................................... $9.00 Child return pass (initial entry and one return entry within same day)........................................................................................................$12.00 Child two day pass (initial entry and one return entry the following day)...................................................................................................$15.00 Child under 3yrs................................................................................................................................................................................................................Free Senior single entry (60 years and over).................................................................................................................................................................$14.00 Senior return pass (includes initial entry and one return entry within the same day).............................................................................$17.00 Senior two day pass (initial entry and one return entry the following day)................................................................................................$24.00 Mini group single entry (2 adults and up to 3 children)....................................................................................................................................$45.00 Mini group return pass (includes initial entry and one return entry within same day)............................................................................$55.00 Mini group two day pass (initial entry and one return entry the following day)........................................................................................$80.00 Concession Card (10 adult admissions or 20 child admissions)...................................................................................................................$140.00 Senior Concession Card (10 senior citizen admissions).................................................................................................................................. $120.00 Spectator..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................$2.00 Waterslides/SuperBowl (must be taller than 1.2 metres for the waterslides)...........................................................................................$10.00 Swimming costume hire (plus $20.00 deposit).................................................................................................................................................... $5.00 Towel hire (plus $10.00 deposit)................................................................................................................................................................................ $5.00 Sauna/Private Pool Prices Sauna or Steam - 30 minutes ............................................................................................................................................................ $28.00 per person Sauna or Steam - 60 minutes (sauna & steam includes use of outdoor pools) ..................................................................$38.00 per person Private thermal pool - 30 minutes (minimum of 2 persons, includes use of outdoor pools)........................................... $28.00 per person


Spa - Oasis of Wellbeing

Officially opened in November 2007 The Spa at Hanmer Springs quickly established itself as a leader in the health and beauty spa business in New Zealand, and now lays claim to being the busiest spa retreat in the country offering the ultimate spa experience. Walk into The Spa at Hanmer Springs and you can immediately feel its soul. Soft lighting and a long curved reception desk with smiling faces oozing famous Hanmer hospitality greet all. This is not a stark, sterile white environment – it is a place with heart. The entire $3 million facility is modern and spacious, with 12 luxurious treatment rooms as well as six private thermal pools and private steam and sauna rooms. A team of 25 well trained and dedicated therapists ensure every visit becomes a wonderful memory. Treatments vary from massages and facials to speciality full body wraps and rich body therapies. For real decadence try a Cocoa Relaxing Body Wrap in warm cocoa, or perhaps a chocolate fondue facial – known as Chocolate Regenerative Care.

The Spa’s therapists’ ability to pioneer is reflected in their development of a new premium skin care range, Alpine Aqua. Alpine Aqua encapsulates the true spirit of Hanmer Springs and contains some of Hanmer’s mineral-filled thermal waters, the therapeutic qualities of which have been famed for years. The range is fresh-smelling and features many natural ingredients including Avocado oil, Manuka honey and Vitamins A and E. The products, a cream cleanser, toner, moisturiser, sugar scrub, body butter, exfoliant and mask are available exclusively from The Spa or visit www.alpineaqua.co.nz.

Relax, You’re In Good Hands. No trip to Hanmer Springs is complete without a visit to our luxuriously relaxing Spa. Make a booking to enjoy the ultimate in health and beauty treats! Options include: Relaxing massage, body wraps, facials, pedicures and manicures and – to finish, our famous Chocolate Facial. Open daily 10am – 7pm, 38 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs, 0800 873 529 or 03 315 0029, www.hanmersprings.co.nz


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Winter in Hanmer Springs It’s decidedly chilly but absolutely beautiful on the Waiau River this sunny Saturday morning in early June. We’re skimming the Waiau’s shallow, tumbling waters in a jetboat, shaving canyon walls and rocky outcrops and periodically lurching into 360-degree spins that cover us with spray. Well rugged-up, we clutch the boat’s heated handrails and marvel at the rugged scenery rushing by. We’ve boarded the jetboat at Thrillseekers’ jetty by the Waiau River Bridge on the road into Hanmer Springs. It’s a bracing introduction to a winter weekend in this alpine resort 90 minutes north of Christchurch. Winter in Hanmer Springs is a special time. It’s cold – we are, after all, 500 metres above sea level – but the surrounding mountains gleam in their snowy mantles, the town’s Thermal Pools are a steaming oasis of warmth, and blazing fires often greet visitors to cafés, restaurants and pubs. Outdoor action continues through the winter months – jetboating, rafting, bungy, quad bikes, golf and mini-golf, mountain-biking and hiking, horse-riding, four-wheel adventures and, of course, skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Hanmer and Mount Lyford fields.

By Tim Heron

We’re in a less active mood, though, as we settle into our suite at The St James, one of the newest additions to the town’s accommodation scene. Light and spacious, with king-sized bed and separate kitchenette, dining and living areas, our suite has every mod con, including a double spa bath, flat-screen TVs, audio system, wi-fi, heat pump and gas log fire. Rae and Paul Baigent are attentive hosts. The St James is close to the town’s shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and other attractions. The Thermal Pools are a short walk away and after a pleasant lunch at WhatEver bar-restaurant on Conical Hill Rd we opt for an afternoon soak. Walking back to our digs, we window-shop. My wife browses stylish boutiques like Mhor, Rohm and Fashionworks; Lifestyles and Urban Wildlife have sport and outdoor gear; Majuba Gallery lures us with beautiful jewellery and glass art. Back in our cosy suite we enjoy a glass of wine before strolling over to Coriander’s, a popular Indian restaurant, where we feast on prawn curry and lamb biriani. Next morning we wrap up and go for a walk along a sun-dappled track beside the burbling Dog Stream. Lunch is a leisurely affair at Powerhouse, an excellent café and restaurant housed in an old hydroelectric power station. Nine holes at the scenic Hanmer Springs Golf Club bring our winter weekend to an end. Alpine air. White-capped mountains. A par on the last. Perfect.


Top Winter Warmers Visitors will find a great range of cosy bars, cafes and restaurants to meet any mood and every budget. Here are the top 10 picks for a quiet winter warm-up, a drink and a memorable meal in Hanmer’s best bars and restaurants as rated by Tripadvisor. Malabar Restaurant Cafe & Bar With rave reviews for its fusion of East with modern influences, now offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Celebrated cocktail list and local and international wine selection. First rate service and attention to detail.

Coriander’s Ethnic Indian Restaurant A village favourite offering an extensive menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices with all the popular selections such as – Butter Chicken, plus starters and side dishes. Consistently good food and service.

5 Conical Hill Road (Alpine Pacific Centre), Hanmer Springs (03) 315 7745

5/30 Cnr Conical Hill Road and Chisholm Cres, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 7616

Chantellinis Restaurant, Cafe & Bar A charming heritage restaurant set in a 1930’s character home with exceptional French inspired local and seasonal cuisine. Intimate fireside settings create a warm and relaxed ambience, fine wines and delightful upstairs lounge.

Heritage Hanmer Springs – Isobel’s Restaurant An elegant restaurant and bar which capture the essence of the region perfectly. Isobel’s Restaurant’s high ceilings and the ambience of a roaring fire add charm to a menu bursting with Waipara New Zealand wines and locally sourced produce.

11 Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 7667 Powerhouse Cafe & Restaurant Dedicated to connecting visitors with the heritage of Hanmer Springs through hospitality from the heart. Renowned for superlative food and wine with espresso as it should be, and open for breakfast and lunch daily and weekend dinners. 8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 5252

1 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 0060 Springs Deli Cafe Deli by day and desserts by night make this popular cafe a visitors’ favourite. Offering great coffee and menu items as well as a range of cabinet options during the day with delicious desserts at night. Beer and wines served. 47 Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 7430

Saints Cafe Restaurant & Bar Great bar with good selection and inside and outside seating and pool table. Open for lunch and dinner with pizza and popular stonegrill selections and breakfast at weekends and holiday periods. A top family pick.

Monteiths Brewery Bar Featuring the exceptional range of Monteiths draft beers, great wines, and legendary West Coast hospitality – friendly, fun and great food as well. A locals favourite with a popular menu and always busy.

6 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 5262

47 Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 5133

Jollie Jacks Cafe and Bar Located in the heart of the village with inside and outside areas and an intimate bar serving local wines and great beer selection. Well known for genuine hospitality and a friendly welcome with award winning fare.

WhatEver! Cafe Restaurant Bar Enjoyable bar with Harrington’s beer on tap and local wines. Great steaks, seafood, pasta and desserts with something for everyone. Bar and kids menu available. Always a friendly welcome.

12A Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs (03) 315 7388

1/5 Conical Hill Road (Alpine Pacific Centre), Hanmer Springs (03) 315 5037


Winter: Alpine Pacific Triangle If you want to see some of the best of the South Island’s vibrant Hurunui region, drive the Alpine Pacific Triangle, a scenic touring loop that ticks all the boxes: rugged coastline and wildlife, snowcapped mountains and scenic valleys, vineyards and award-winning wineries, thermal pools and alpine playgrounds.

Wine has put Waipara on the map, but the area has other attractions, including a fascinating sculpture park at Iron Ridge Quarry (Ram Paddock Rd) and, at Glenmark, a vintage steam engine offering sedate rides into the past (first and third Sundays of the month) through the weird limestone formations of Weka Pass.

The three corners of the triangle are: Kaikoura (north), Waipara (south) and the spa town of Hanmer Springs (west).

Hanmer Springs, meanwhile, has long been famous for its mineral hot pools, which, along with a world-class spa, are particularly popular during the cold winter months. This alpine village has grown rapidly in recent years and now offers a wide range of outdoor activities, as well as top-class accommodation, eateries, bars and shopping.

Driving south from Picton, you’ll find Kaikoura on State Highway 1 (SH1). A one-time whaling port, Kaikoura is now famous for its whale-watching trips and encounters with playful dusky dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. Here, snowcapped mountains drop down to the coast and lends the town a unique perspective. As its Maori name suggests (kai: to eat, koura: crayfish), Kaikoura is also known for its seafood, especially crayfish, and you can indulge in this delicacy at several local eateries and roadside vans. The main road south hugs the rocky coast before heading inland through rolling farmland. The Triangle’s eastern border takes in unspoilt beach settlements like Gore Bay, which lies on a scenic tourist loop off SH1 between Cheviot and Domett. Cheviot is a good place to stop for coffee or a meal at one of several cafés, or to browse galleries. Further south, the Waipara Valley is a booming wine region whose wines regularly win awards, especially Rieslings and Pinot Noirs. There’s a recognised wine trail around Waipara. However, some cellar doors close in winter, so it pays to pick up a Waipara Wine Trail brochure at an i-SITE visitor centre or check out the Waipara Wine Growers website (www.waiparawine.co.nz) for details. Waipara has 24 wineries and some offer food as well as wine tastings. For lunch, try the award-winning restaurant at Pegasus Bay Winery, 3km off the main road (bookings a must), Mud House Winery Café on the main road, or Waipara Springs Winery & Café.

• Five Star luxury nestled in the Hanmer Hills • 24 Suites most with own outdoor hot tub • Spa Braemar for a variety of relaxing treatments • Altitude Restaurant for intimate dining, conferences and weddings. Call now or call in to view. 03 3157555.

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283 Medway Road, Hanmer Springs

Skiers and snowboarders can get their winter fix at the nearby skifield of Hanmer Springs. Mount Lyford is another uncrowded field. It’s on SH70, the road back to Kaikoura.

By Patrick Smith


Cheviot: Full of Surprises

By Patrick Smith

The pretty town of Cheviot is a popular stop along State Highway 1. About halfway between Kaikoura and Amberley on the eastern leg of the Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route, Cheviot is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal in one of several good cafés that line the highway.

For cyclists, mountain-bikers and walkers, Cheviot boasts a number of tracks taking in stunning coastal and rural scenery, hill country and flats, while golfers will find a beautiful 12-hole course a few kilometres from the main street. Both the Hurunui and Waiau rivers run with trout, salmon and whitebait. Five minutes north of the township, meanwhile, St Anne’s Lagoon is home to a variety of waterfowl and is a lovely spot for a picnic.

One of the cafés, Two Rivers (Cheviot lies between the Hurunui and Waiau rivers), also has an excellent gallery selling everything from artisan jewellery and ceramics to sculptures and high-priced paintings. Another gallery, Crossroads, represents local artists and craftspeople, while the White Cat Emporium sells French and Italian antiques from a rustic roadside barn.

Two local vineyards, Charles Wiffen Wines and Mt Beautiful, produce well-regarded coolclimate wines. Visit www.cheviotnz.com for more information.

Cheviot came into being in the late 19th century after the vast Cheviot Hills estate of William “Ready Money” Robinson was divided into smaller farms. A small museum (open in winter by arrangement) near the school showcases the history of the district. Today, the town services a rural community of some 1,500 people with amenities such as a medical centre, a supermarket, a well-patronised pub, an award-winning butchery, a service station and farm-supplies store. Away from the main street, Cheviot is full of delightful surprises like the Cheviot Hills Domain, a woody haven that rings with birdsong and contains specimen trees dating from the 1860s.

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Drive through the reserve from SH1 and you’ll come to Gore Bay Tourist Drive, which runs through the holiday settlement of Gore Bay, with its surf and swimming beach and “Cathedrals” limestone formations. The drive rejoins the main road south at Domett.

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Winter Events Calendar HANMER Mt Lyford SPRINGS

Maruia Springs Greymouth

Waiau

Hurunui District

Jacksons

Rotherham

Culverden

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Cheviot

Hurunui Hawarden Waikari

ARTHUR’S PASS

Greta Valley Motunau Beach

WAIPARA Selwyn

Amberley Leithfield

Waimakariri

Oxford

Lake Coleridge

Rangiora

Pegasus Kaiapoi

Mid Canterbury

Alpine Touring Route

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Darfield

Lyttelton

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Little River

Rakaia Lake Ellesmere

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AKAROA

MAY 18th - 20th 26th

Amuri Arts Council Autumn School Hanmer Springs Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge Hanmer Springs

JUNE 30th

Opening day for 2012 Hanmer Springs Ski Area

JULY 1st 7th - 8th 14th - 15th

Winter Warm-up Fun Run / Walk Greta Valley Rams Head Downhill Family Fun Weekend Hanmer Springs Official opening of new facilities Hanmer Springs Ski Area

28 - 29th

CSA Fun Multi Challenge Hanmer Springs

August 18th 25th 26th

Farmers Cup Hanmer Springs Flare skiing Hanmer Springs Amuri Club Champs Hanmer Springs

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stroll to the thermal reserve. Relax in the fresh alpine air on the tennis and petanque courts and gazebo, or indoors in the restaurant and bar with open-fire lounge.

superior room $139 *includes GST. Per couple per night. Two night minimum. Valid Sun-Thurs until 15 July 2012. Subject to availability.

For reservations 0800 738 732 • res.heritagezhp@heritagehotels.co.nz • www.heritagehotels.co.nz

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Hanmer Springs Ski Area - The Friendly Field Hanmer Springs Ski Area is a friendly, fun and spacious ski area just 20km from the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs. There are a variety of groomed runs and off piste to choose from, for all ages and stages of ski and snowboard ability. Slopes can be viewed from the lounge in the Day Lodge so spectators don’t miss out and a brand new beginner’s tow is in place for the 2012 season.

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• Ski/snowboard hire available on field or in the village.

Self catering backpacker accommodation is available, bring your own sleeping bags. To wake up in the morning, up the field, is a fantastic sunrise experience.

• Ski/snowboard instruction available, both group and private lessons. • Hot drinks, canned drinks and snacks are available. • Accommodation is inexpensive, warm and comfortable backpacker style.

Ski Area • Terrain - 10% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 30% Advanced. • Ideal for – beginner to advanced. • Tows – 1 long poma (807m), 1 nutcracker rope tow, 1 beginners fixed grip rope tow. • Elevation - 1769m. • Ski Terrain – 52ha. • Vertical - 310m. • Terrain Park - Natural hits, tables pushed up on request, talk to the staff!

Highlights • Brand new beginners fixed grip rope tow for 2012. • Easy poma. • Great to learn to ride a nutcracker.

Location and Access From the Hanmer Springs village, take the Clarence Valley Road up over Jack’s Pass, turn left when you get to the river and in another few minutes you come to St James Station. Turn left up the ski field road. This is an alpine road with associated conditions so please always check the ski report for road conditions and follow the instructions. Carry chains and be prepared to fit them. If you are unfamiliar with driving in alpine access roads, 4WD is recommended or alternatively a shuttle runs daily from Hanmer Springs Village. Contact Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre phone: 03 315 7233.

Contact Information Phone: 027 434 1806 in season or snow report phone: 03 383 8888 Email: info@skihanmer.co.nz Check out all events this year on our website: www.skihanmer.co.nz

• Great for first timers, beginners, families and the serious powderhounds. • Mixture of groomed and off-piste.

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Mt Lyford Alpine Resort New Zealand’s Sunniest Snow Resort Mt Lyford Alpine Resort is situated 140km north of Christchurch. The resort is considered New Zealand’s first true alpine development, ideal for recreation and leisure. It’s an excellent place to ski or ride, and has a wide range of terrain and facilities for all abilities. The large ski area is serviced by one T-bar, two Platters, one fixed grip learner’s tow and Upper & Lower Terako rope tow. Tows access a wide variety of learner and intermediate terrain and the Upper Terako rope tow offers advanced skiing and riding in the Terako Basin, plus is great for first time nut-cracker users. The rolling terrain at Mt Lyford creates ideal slopes for all those learning and developing their ski or snowboard ability. The Wild Ride Terrain Park has been developed with a natural terrain chute leading into jumps, kickers and rails to cater for snowboarders and skiers alike. For those not skiing or riding, there is an area dedicated to snow tubing. The sunny Terako Day Lodge & Chamois café has views of the entire mountain. Carving ski’s, snowboards and tube hire is available and the Alpine Coaching School offers lessons for beginners to experts. 

Mt Lyford Village well known for its distinctive log chalets. To book one of these holiday homes - MT LYFORD HOLIDAY HOMES ph/fax + 64 3 315 6523 lyfordholidayhomes@clear.net.nz www.lyfordholidayhomes.co.nz

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Snow Reports

• Terako Day Lodge & Chamois Café – shelter from the sun or cold, food and beverages available for purchase.

www.mtlyford.co.nz Mt Lyford Snowphone +64 3 366 1220

• Ski and Snowboard Hire – hire equipment to fit all ages.

Contact Information

• Ski and Snowboard Instruction – Never-ever Packages. • Groups lessons $20pp min 4 persons, and private lessons $60pp.

Ski Area • Terrain – 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Advanced. • Ideal for – Beginner to Advanced. • Lifts – 1 Rope Tow, 1 T-Bar, 2 Platters, 1 Learners Fixed Grip. • Elevation – 1750m. • Vertical – 350m. • Terrain Park – Wild Ride Terrain Park (kickers, rails) plus natural terrain. • Grooming – All main learner and intermediate runs groomed daily.

Phone: +64 3 315 6178, 0274 330 999, 0274 710 717 Fax: +64 3 315 6158 Email: lyfordski@xtra.co.nz Website: www.mtlyford.co.nz Day Pass – Adult $70 Student $55 with I.D, High School $30 Primary $20 (6-U13yrs) Under 6yrs Free Over 70yrs Free Half day rates also available from 12:30pm.


The Ultimate

Reward THE ULTIMATE GIRLS WEEKEND - $229pp The ideal stress relief for you and your friends. 1 night twin/share accommodation in Hanmer Springs, ½ hour sauna or steam, ½ hour massage, ½ hour facial, Thermal Pools entry.

THE PAMPER PACK - $329 (for two) It’s the perfect way to reward yourself and recharge your batteries. 1 night twin/share accommodation at a 4 star hotel or motel, ½ hour sauna or steam, ½ hour massage, ½ hour private thermal pool, Thermal Pools entry.

SOUTHERN SPA ESCAPE $310pp Our 3 day / 2 night package is especially designed for Auckland and Wellington visitors to fly into Christchurch pick-up your Jucy Rentals car and head for award-winning Hanmer Springs to relax and unwind.

HOT SPRINGS ESCAPE $149pp An escape to Hanmer Springs can be an affordable break away that does not need to stretch your budget. 2 nights twin/share accommodation at the Hot Springs Motor Lodge in Hanmer Springs, 2 days Thermal Pools entry.

THE FAMILY ESCAPE $249 2 adults & 3 kids Hanmer Springs is the ideal place to entertain children of all ages without breaking the bank. Includes 2 nights accommodation, 2 days Thermal Pools entry, ½ hour Village Cruiser rental and 1 round of Mini Golf at Alpine Crazy Putt.

All enquiries & bookings 0800 4 HANMER hanmersprings.co.nz Contact Details: Ph: 03 315 0020 or 0800 442 663 Fax: 03 315 0021 Email: bookings@hanmersprings.co.nz Web: hanmersprings.co.nz

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa 42 Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs, 7443 Canterbury, New Zealand Ph: 03 315 0000 Email: info@hanmersprings.co.nz


Hanmer Springs & Hurunui Winter Getaways - Winter Holiday Guide 2012