Catch an InterCity bus to Hanmer Springs for an enjoyable day trip or spend the night in this town surrounded by mountains and dense forestland. Here you'll find plenty of things to do. Whether you visit in the summer or winter months you can participate in thrilling adventurous activities, indulge in a relaxing rock pool, or leisurely spend the day browsing the many boutique stores in the village. 

You can catch a bus daily to Hanmer Springs daily from Christchurch. Travelling on a budget is easy with InterCity. Search online for buses to Hanmer Springs with New Zealand's most popular national bus network. 

Approximate bus to Hanmer Springs travel times:

Christchurch to Hanmer Springs: 2 hours and 10 minutes

About Hanmer Springs

The small alpine town of Hanmer Springs is a fantastic place to stop for holiday-makers. Providing visitors with a stunning landscape of snow-capped mountains and towering forests, this town also offers many enjoyable activities.  Whether you fancy a bit of adventure or prefer to indulge in rest and relaxation, Hanmer Springs offers the best of both worlds. 

The world-class Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa provides natural rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, saunas and steam rooms for those who need to unwind and relax. Here, you can also spoil yourself with beauty and massage treatments or hire a private pool. Families will also enjoy themselves at the thermal pools with hydroslides, a water playground and New Zealand’s only Superbowl aquatic thrill ride!

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

Hanmer Springs provides many other enjoyable family-friendly activities such as paint balling, quad-biking and canoe safaris. If you're visiting with younger children, the animal farm will prove to be a fun family day out! 

Relaxing activities are easy to come by with the local golf course providing breath-taking views of mountain scenery and fishing is another enjoyable sport you can participate in while in Hanmer Springs.

For the adventurous holiday-makers, Hanmer Springs really does cater to you. Skiing in the winter months is a thrilling way to spend the day with daily shuttles running to and from the Amuri Ski club. Jet boating, quad biking and bungy jumping will also get the blood pumping.  

The village itself offers a variety of cafes, restaurants and accommodation facilities to suit travel parties of all sizes and budgets. With several boutique shops located here, an afternoon spent walking through town is a pleasurable experience and you'll probably walk away with something special to remember the trip by. Hanmer Springs is a relaxing, adventurous family-friendly holiday destination. There is something to suit all ages, abilities and interests. Have a look online today to start making travel plans to stay and play in Hanmer Springs. Bus tickets can be booked for as little as $1 each (plus booking fee).

Traveling from anywhere in the South Island takes you on a magical journey. From the top you'll travel down from Picton to Nelson, through the picturesque wine region of Marlborough and past the Victoria Forest Park. If you're coming up the South Island,  you'll follow the Southern Alps through to Central Canterbury. From Christchurch, although it's a short bus ride, is full of breath-taking views crossing the Hurunui River and passing the Balmoral Forest. 

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