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Hanmer Springs - the real New Zealand - 90 minutes north of Christchurch.

Fact Sheet - Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

  • Located in the Hanmer Springs village, 90
    minutes northwest of Christchurch
    • The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
    has been operating for more than 125
    years
    • 520,000 people will visit the complex this
    year
    • 25% of visitors are international tourists
    • 65% of visitors are from within the
    Canterbury region
    • Over the past 12 months, the Hanmer
    Springs Thermal Pools & Spa has hosted
    over 350 school groups
    • The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
    was winner of the Best Visitor Attraction
    Award in 2004, 2005 and 2006, at the New
    Zealand Tourism Awards. It also won the
    coveted Distinction Award in 2006 and the
    People’s Choice Award in 2002 and 2003.
    • The complex is one of the largest employers
    in the Hurunui region
    • The bore is located just inside the complex
    and draws water from a depth of 28
    metres
    • The thermal water is drawn from the bore
    at 52ºC. Heat is extracted using a series of
    exchangers to maintain water in the pools at
    a temperature of between 32ºC and 42ºC.
    • Formerly part of the Queen Mary Hospital,
    the pools are on Crown reserve land, but
    are owned by the Hurunui District Council.
    • Hanmer Springs village has a population of
    approximately 1,000
    • There are a total of 2,400 beds available in
    40 accommodation providers
    • There are 39.6km of biking tracks and
    56.3km of walking tracks in the area
    • There are 30 visitor attractions and 22 cafes
    and restaurants in the area
    • 89% of all tourists who visit the area visit the
    Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

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