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Hanmer springs

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Hanmer springs

Is hanmer springs worth visiting ?

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1. Re: Hanmer springs

If you plan to fly half way round the world to land in Hanmer for a soak and then fly off again, then I suspect the answer is no.

If you plan a tour of NZ and you are passing by Hanmer and enjoy soaking in hot springs and thermal pools, then the answer is yes.

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2. Re: Hanmer springs

If you don't fancy sitting in hot water then I probably wouldn't make the trip off the Lewis Pass.

It is a rather pleasant almost alpine village. We visit a few times a year from Christchurch as it's only 1 1/2 drive to a walk in the forest or to start a bit of 4x4 driving. The pools are quite spectacular for the 3 days every 2 years when they are surrounded by snow. (usually the day after I leave)

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Depends on your iternary. If you are already visiting Hot Pools in Rotorua or

taupo then I wouldnt. But if you are passing I would go. its a lovely Alpine village, but is a total tourist area. However, has excellent walking tracks and mountain bike tracks which are certainly worth doing. The thermal complex has hydroslides, funnel ride, lazy river, kids pools, adults only pools and rock pools. All very nice, but can get busy. Maruia is another thermal place about an hour away from Hanmer and is more natural and not very busy.

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