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Casa Maria central accommodation. Walk Everywhere!
Welcome to Casa Maria, your home in the heart of 'old town' Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. Only a stone's throw from the best Hanmer Springs has to offer; Thermal Pools & Spa, Forest Walks & Mountain Bike trails, Top Restaurants & Cafes, Retail Shopping & more! Newly renovated. Off street parking. Separate entrance & private garden. Fully equipped kitchenette & bathroom. Free Wifi and a SmartTV with features like NETFLIX. Air Conditioning. Well maintained, clean & dry room. Enjoy your stay!
$85 per night
Chalet in Hanmer Springs
Scandinavian Holiday Retreat
Scandinavian Holiday Retreat Beautifully renovated Scandinavian 3 bedroom holiday retreat. Beautiful interior decor set in a tranquil setting with stunning views. Walking distance to town and close to forest walks. The house accommodates 6 guests with 2 queen beds and 2 singles. Fitted with a heat pump to keep you warm and cosy and french doors out to a deck for Summer dining. Enjoy all that Hanmer has to offer!
$125 per night
Chalet in Hanmer Springs
Real Romance Cottage
Experience 'Real Romance' in this cosy and Secluded Cottage. Soak up the ambience of this 5-Star Cottage – private and cosy! Nurture your relationship – book a romantic stay at this beautiful woodland cottage! “Rejuvenate, recharge, relax, nurture and renew!” For your special occasion, anniversary, birthday or simply treasured ‘couple time’. If you just want some time for "yourself" - you'll love it here.
$179 per night

Stay near Hanmer Springs's top sights

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa73 locals recommend
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Five Stags3 locals recommend
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Hanmer Springs Attractions5 locals recommend
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Powerhouse Cafe & Restaurant11 locals recommend
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Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar5 locals recommend
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Salt N Pepper Cafe5 locals recommend

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$138 per night
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Isobel's on Scarborough- sunny, cosy cottage
$61 per night
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Your Getaway Oasis
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$96 per night
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Renovated house with stunning mountain views
$116 per night
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Larch Haven Alpine Retreat
$209 per night
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$46 per night
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Relax and unwind at number 12 Leamington Street
$119 per night
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Treat Yourself!
$120 per night
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Guest comfort in mind
$89 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.

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