Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa: Hours, Address, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Reviews: 4.5/5

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcome to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa The best place to escape, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is an easy drive, just 90 minutes north of Christchurch. The best place to indulge, with a range of pools including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles - at a range of temperatures. Plus a luxurious day spa with a range of treatments, private pools, sauna and steam rooms. The best place to act like a kid, with an activity pool, lap pool, lazy river, water slides, garden picnic areas and the Tea Kiosk Café & Grill. Quite simply – the best place.
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Deanna
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions
Great place to relax and have fun!
May 2021
The spa packages available on their website were great and we had a lovely massage, private pool and hot pools experience. Very relaxing, clean and nice hot pools and heaps of fun on the hydro slides and swimming pool.
Written 8 June 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your package that you booked, they really are a great way to experience everything on offer! Hope to see you again sometime soon :)
Written 8 June 2021
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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand1,584 contributions
Brilliant hot pools
May 2021
If your go to Hanmer Springs you HAVE to go to the pools for a swim. I cant imagine why you would go to Hanmer and not go for a swim haha.

Lots of different pools (all outside) to choose from in terms of temperature. Please remember that there are ones where you have to take your silver jewelry off! There is a family area with a kids pool which is still heated but not really hot. Has a few little slides for the wee ones. Plus there are the big hydroslides for the big ones!

The locker area is always crowded so be aware of this. You can get a locker key/bracelet for $3 from reception now.

There are showers for after. Plus a couple of family changing rooms (no showers). Great to spend an hour or so here soaking up the lovely waters.

There's a cafe there too if you get peckish.
Highly reccommend!
Written 6 June 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely detailed review for us. Great tip about taking the silver jewellery off! Hope to you see you again soon!
Written 9 June 2021
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Stephen C
Wollongong, Australia599 contributions
Toe dipping fun in Hanmer Springs
May 2021
We were really looking forward to our visit to Hanmer Springs and the opportunity to jump into their heated pools for some remedial water therapy. We opted to try a 1hr private pool session first up for our small group - would not go this way again and an hour was too long, felt a bit claustrophobic and a couple of us got out after half an hour.
We jumped around from one to another of the outside pools and had a very nice time. The sulphur pools are a bit hotter and nice on the body but also on the nose.
There are some good child friendly or young at heart adult slides etc to be had for the adventurous - not us.
We also stopped into the onsite Cafe afterwards for a bite to eat and it was fine but nothing spectacular.
Happily recommend a visit for visitors of any age and appears we were there on a less busy time as it is usually packed according to one of the locals - lucky us.
Written 4 June 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Most people love our private pools but can imagine they are not the best for those with claustrophobia. Great to hear you would recommend us and we hope to see you some time again soon.
Written 9 June 2021
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Robyn W
2 contributions
Fantastic Thermal Springs
Jun 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed visiting the thermal springs. So lovely and clean with very friendly staff. We will be back.
Robyn & Bill from Australia
Written 2 June 2021
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Thanks for the review Robyn and Bill! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope you have a great time on the rest of your trip in New Zealand and see you again soon.
Written 8 June 2021
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Gvipin
Auckland, New Zealand209 contributions
Excellent
May 2021
We enjoyed even though it was raining throughout. Couples, families, childern - all seems to be having a wonderful time and will highly recommend. Best was the small Spa - have been to many spas nut none as strong / powerfull and really enjoyed water massage /spa.

Entry fee was $35 (also have full day and two days rate) and swimming costume hiring charge was $5 ( as we were not prepared and had planned to go to Kaikoura Whale watch but had to change plan because of rough weather).
Written 2 June 2021
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Thanks for the lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time, despite the rain. With 22 pools and 4 waterslides there is something for everyone to enjoy! Hope to see you again soon!
Written 8 June 2021
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Samantha B
North Shore, New Zealand97 contributions
Private spa
May 2021 • Couples
We hired a private spa for an hour. In hindsight this was far too long - the half hour option would have been more than sufficient. The private spa rooms are completely enclosed so there’s no escaping the heat - would be nice if they were open air and more ambient (you look out a glass window to a little garden with a gravel path). Unfortunately we went late in the day and once the hour in the private spa was up there was only time to have a quick look around the main pools. These looked really nice and I think we should have stuck to these!
Written 15 May 2021
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Thanks for your feedback, and sorry to hear you were disappointed with your choice to book a private pool. I will pass on your feedback to the team to review. I hope you get the chance to come back again soon, so you can enjoy the 22 outdoor pools and our awesome water slides.
Written 18 May 2021
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DCM220
Nelson, New Zealand48 contributions
Way too expensive for a family, complete rip off
May 2021 • Family
Just too expensive, okay place but too cost so much for a family to go to I will never go again. Such a shame the local council (the owners) make it so inaccessible for a family to go to with how much they charge, really sad. Staff pretty unengaged there also, not like a warm welcome at all.
Written 15 May 2021
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Thanks for your visit and taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear you felt your visit was expensive, and you didn’t receive a warm welcome. We pride ourselves on our customer service so this is disappointing for us to hear. In regards to our pricing, we revised our pricing structure in 2019 to reflect the addition of 5 new thermal pools, and to include slide entry. Under 5s are also free, and the inclusion of slide entry has made a visit cheaper for many families. If you haven’t signed up already, we also have our PoolsPlus programme. It is free to join, and members save on single entry tickets every time they visit. You can learn more here: https://hanmersprings.co.nz/about/poolsplus/
Written 18 May 2021
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nzski2014
Christchurch, New Zealand24 contributions
Awesome
May 2021 • Friends
Went to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. Went on all four of the hydro slides including Conical Thrill. Thermal Pools were nice and warm.
Written 14 May 2021
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Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. Sounds like you had a lot of fun while you were here! Great to hear that you were able to relax and warm up after riding our aquatic thrill rides! Thanks again for visiting, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 18 May 2021
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James B
10 contributions
Soaked for two days
May 2021
Hanmer Springs Pools are a definite destination for me on a regular basis when I'm on a wee 'roady' around the South Island. The Springs are immaculately kept, with clean and well maintained facilities.I always want to stay longer and soak more than I came for.
Written 12 May 2021
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Amazing feedback, thanks so much. We're definitely a great spot to stop off on any roadie, and the perfect distance from Christchurch at just 90 minutes. We take pride in our stringent cleaning processes and strive to always provide the best service as well. Thanks for visiting, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 13 May 2021
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Kylie M
Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand57 contributions
Great family fun!
May 2021 • Family
Such a fun day! The family pass that includes the pizzas is a great deal.
We were lucky enough to be there on a weekday outside of school holidays so it was incredibly quiet - no queues for hydroslides and at times we had a whole pool to ourselves!
We have 3 boys (aged 6ys, 5yrs and 3yrs) so we spent most of the time in the play area with little slides and a big pool. They weren’t great at just sitting still in the hotter pools so this area was perfect.
I also braved it on the conical thrill and super bowl hydroslides with the older boys and we all loved it!
Written 10 May 2021
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Thanks for visiting, and taking the time to leave feedback. Our Family Fun Day is great value, at just $99 and including entry for two adults and up to three children, PLUS two of our famous pizzas from our pizza oven. You don't even have to leave for lunch! You certainly picked a great day to visit, and awesome to hear your boys enjoyed our hydroslides and activity pool. We offer something for the whole family, from relaxing in our thermal pools, to fun for all families on our slides. Thanks again for visiting, and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 May 2021
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