A road sign with directions to Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is an alpine resort town in the Hurunui district of Canterbury, best know for its natural thermal pools and picturesque mountain surroundings. The more adventurous among us may also think of its ski slopes, whitewater rapids and bungy jumping. It’s an approximately 90 minute drive from Christchurch and has an abundance of accommodation and dining options. Weather during late-november is mild and dry, with lows averaging 11°C and highs 16°C.

A limited number of rooms and camp sites will be available at the venue - bookings can be made at Hanmer Springs Retreat. Group transport from Christchurch may also be organised if there’s sufficient interest. More information will be made available at a later date.