Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools And Jet Boat Day Trip From Christchurch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs on this full-day trip from Christchurch. You will be picked up from your accomodation and transfered to the Hanmer Springs Pool & Spa to relax and rejuvenate in the hot thermal pools. You will also get to ride an exhilarating jet boat through Waiau Gorge and enjoy a cafe lunch in Hamner Springs. There is also an opportunity to do a bungee jump and enjoy a thermal massage (own expense).


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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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You'll be picked up from your centrally located Christchurch hotel to travel 90 minutes north to the tranquil setting of Hanmer Springs, nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains and forest-clad hills.

After enjoying the excitement of a jet boat ride through Waiau Gorge at Thrillseekers Canyon.

Enjoy lunch at the Garden House Cafe and relax in the thermal pools. There is also time to explore the village of Hamner at your leisure.

You'll arrive at your Christchurch accommodation at approximately 6:00pm.




Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Attractions

Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for infants

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Please bring swimmers, towel comfortable walking shoes

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Aug-2019

    If you love water, you will love this. A great range of water options including private pools and therapeutic pools. Wonderful location, great staff, thermal spring water which is not too sulphurous. Must do if you are in the area. All ages and ranges.

  • 23-Sep-2018

    What a great place to visit, quite an unexpected pleasure to go swimming in such a cold place. Highly recommend the private pools and look for vouchers in the local free tourist magazines, we managed to get a free upgrade to the private pools which saved us some money. I only wish we had stayed longer and planned an overnight visit so we could have seen more of the town around the springs. Well worth the drive from Christchurch even if it is for just a day.

  • 19-Mar-2018

    We loved the thermal pools. There re lots to choose from. The sulphur pools are nice and quite hot. The mineral pools are lovely. The best for us was the jet pools....lots of jets gives you a nice massage. There are three of them, and the middle now had a central area with super jets....you had to hang on to the bar so you don't shoot away! Heavenly! We did not do the family pool or the water slide.

  • 18-Feb-2018

    My husband & I were in New Zealand for our honeymoon and would highly recommend this day trip from Christchurch! It was equal parts adventure and relaxation with the exhilarating jet boat ride, followed by a leisurely afternoon in Hamner Springs.

  • 22-Jan-2018

    Excellent place to take picnic lunch and spend the day. Enjoyable for all ages, lines go through quickly so you can enjoy your time there.

  • 21-Jan-2017

    Did not have time for thermal pools but jet boat experience was another highlight of our holiday. Enjoyed the trip round Christchurch.

  • 21-Jan-2017

    Did not have time for thermal pools but jet boat experience was another highlight of our holiday. Enjoyed the trip round Christchurch.

  • 07-Feb-2014

    Jetboating was fun, but I would have loved to bungi jump - not sure if that was also an option.

  • 07-Feb-2014

    Jetboating was fun, but I would have loved to bungi jump - not sure if that was also an option.

  • 27-Jun-2012

    Our Hammer Springs Day Tour started with a trip to a sheep farm for a very brief tour and a sheep shearing demonstration. We then moved on to Thrillseekers Canyon for an exciting jet boat ride. After the jet boating we had lunch at the Garden House Cafe at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the Hanmer Springs Thermal Resort Pools. On the journey back to Christchurch we made a brief stop at a North Canterbury Winery for wine tasting. Overall the trip was fine, we enjoyed the driver and the other guests on the tour. We did note that our arrival appeared to be a shock to each of the places we visited other than the sheep farm, I suspect that the tour company did not inform the Thermal Reserve or the winery that we would be stopping by. Our lunch was supposed to be ready for us when we arrived at the Garden House Cafe but due to a mixup we had to re-order when we got there and lost an hour that we could have spent in the pools or walking around the adorable town. Overall, the trip was fine but better planning would have been helpful.

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