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Private room · Hanmer Springs
Cosy queen private room with Free Breakfast
A cosy, modern house located at 2-3 mins drive away from town centre. Your private room comes with a comfortable queen size bed for a good night sleep while you’re away from home. It’s small but cozy! There is a wardrobe and luggage rack for storage of your belongings and heating devices to keep you warm during cold nights. Bathroom and toilet are a stone throw’s distance away and you’ll be only ones who use them. Good mountain views from the room. Free simple breakfast provided.
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$39 per night
Private room · Hanmer Springs
Sunny private room with beautiful views
Sunny, modern room with beautiful views onto Conical Hill and private deck/entrance area. Your accommodation is only a short walk to the thermal pools, cafés and restaurants, shops, spa treatments and activities, forest walks and mountain bike tracks. The room has a private bathroom, is equipped with a table and two chairs and a walk in wardrobe with mini-fridge, jug, toaster and coffee & tea making facilities.
Dec 8 – 15
$36 per night
Home · Hanmer Springs
Your Getaway Oasis
Welcome to your Tranquil Escape Upon arrival, you will feel completely relaxed. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac only a couple of minutes away from town. This is the perfect location to get away from it all, but within a stones throw of the hustle of town. Arriving at the house you will find an open plan kitchen and dining set up to be the social hub of the home. Ready for families and groups alike.
Mar 20 – 27
$139 per night

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Hanmer Springs Animal Farm Park3 locals recommend
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A-Maze-N-Golf3 locals recommend
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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa42 locals recommend
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Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar4 locals recommend
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Powerhouse Cafe & Restaurant6 locals recommend
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Hanmer Springs Attractions3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Hanmer Springs

Home · Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs Coziest Holiday Home
Jan 22 – 29
$100 per night
Bungalow · Hanmer Springs
'Love' Hanmer Couples Retreat
Feb 19 – 26
$191 per night
Cottage · Hanmer Springs
Real Romance Cottage
Nov 28 – Dec 5
$142 per night
Home · Hanmer Springs
Alpine Views - Family Holiday Home
Nov 6 – 13
$86 per night
Guest suite · Hanmer Springs
Casa Maria central accommodation. Walk Everywhere!
Feb 28 – Mar 7
$70 per night
Home · Hanmer Springs
Super Central Holiday Home - Chisholm Crescent
Jun 11 – 18
$147 per night
Guesthouse · Hanmer Springs
Isobel's on Scarborough- sunny, cosy cottage
Jan 21 – 28
$52 per night
Home · Hanmer Springs
Quiet, Modern, Family Friendly House
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$84 per night
Home · Hanmer Springs
Pottery Corner
Nov 26 – Dec 3
$63 per night
Home · Hanmer Springs
Alpine Avenue great views, relax and enjoy
Mar 16 – 23
$79 per night
Chalet · Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs home with a view
Sep 2 – 9
$68 per night
Chalet · Hanmer Springs
Larch Haven Alpine Retreat
Aug 23 – 30
$136 per night

Your guide to Hanmer Springs

All About Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is a resort town in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island, known for its thermal pools and spas. You could easily spend hours here, soaking in the hot springs and breathing in the scent of cypresses, giant firs, and cedars. But the area also attracts those who’d rather not sit still — hikers, bikers, and skiers traverse the towering mountains, while white-water rafters, anglers, and speed boaters explore glacier-fed rivers and lakes. Nearby, experienced equestrians can ride horses through the St James Conservation Area, one of the largest operating cattle and sheep stations in the country. You could also sip chilled chardonnay from one of a half-dozen wineries in the area, or head further afield to explore one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions. In the town itself, you’ll find shops showcasing local art and artisan products alongside the restaurants and cafes.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hanmer Springs?

The best time to rent holiday homes in Hanmer Springs is during the summer months, when clear skies create the perfect conditions for exploring the St James Cycle Trail. Temperatures from December through February are mild, while winter temperatures from June through August can hover around freezing, which is good if you want snow and the adrenaline rush of the local skiing and snowsports scene. In October, you can tour private gardens and historic homesteads at the Hurunui Garden Festival. In February and July, the Honour Festival Summer and Winter Wellness Retreats are one-day events centered on yoga and healthy cooking demonstrations. Whether you’re a curious eater or a seasoned sommelier, you can visit Hanmer Springs in March for the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival.

What are the top things to do in Hanmer Springs?

Cathedral Cliffs

Take the 1.5-hour road trip to Gore Bay Reserve and stand atop the dramatic Cathedral Cliffs for a bird’s-eye view of surfers riding wild waves beyond the rugged coastline below. Stop for fresh seafood just down the road at Motunau Beach, or head out on the water in search of your own catch — look out for salmon and kingfish.

Hanmer Heritage Forest

Trails through the Hanmer Heritage Forest range from stroller- and family-friendly routes to half-day expeditions to conquer Mount Isobel. If you only have an hour, you can hike the Conical Hill Trail for the best view of Hanmer Springs at its 655-foot summit. Children of all ages love the whimsical journey that is the Forest Amble Walk, home to fairy doors, painted rocks, and carved wooden creatures, such as a gentle giant and an orangutan.

Waipara Valley

Well worth the one-hour drive from Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley is a popular wine region of more than 90 independently owned vineyards producing award-winning pinot and riesling wines. The valley is also known for woodland nuts and truffles, along with artisanal olive oils and cheeses. Once in the area, you can also book jet boats and river rafts steered by experts at navigating white-water rapids on the Waiau River.