If you are looking to book tickets for a holiday destination, where relaxation and adventure comes hand-in-hand, Hanmer Springs in New Zealand is the place to be. Known for its natural beauty, it remains a top holiday destination throughout the year, yet autumn in Hanmer Springs has its own share of fun. Unwind in the thermal pools, roam around the Hanmer Springs Village or try adventure sports like bungee jumping and quad-biking; the cool breeze enhances the fun tenfold.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools
Thermal pools are among the top highlights of Hanmer Springs. The thermal-sulphur pools are rich in minerals and the temperature ranges from 28 to 42°C which is ideal for a relaxing session. After the session, you can head over to the fresh water pools and then try out various water-rides such as water slides, lazy river, waterfall and dumping bucket. The facilities also include an AquaPlay (playing area) for the young ones. You can read a book while sipping coffee in the cafes. If you want to pamper yourself further, we recommend its lavish spa, steam baths and saunas. The place opens at 10AM and closes at 9PM.
Hanmer Springs Village
If you like to explore local markets, you must visit the Hanmer Springs Village on a warm sunny noon. You will find a number of shops, restaurants and cafes along with boutiques for shoes and clothes, and jewellery. A pharmacy, petrol station and a supermarket are also situated in the village for convenience. The brilliant clothes and shoes might make you shop more than usual. In fact, you may well forget about the luggage weight limit of your flight.
In contrast to the luxurious thermal pools and the village, you may try Bungee jumping for a taste of adventure during your trip. Here you get a chance to feel the rush of jumping from the Waiau River Bridge, which is about 130 years old and the drop is approximately 35 metres. One may also check out various combo deals on quad biking, rafting, and jetting along with Bungee jumping.