A photo of a bridge crossing a river in Hanmer springs.

Top five summer activities in Hanmer Springs

Summer in Hanmer Springs

In the warmer months, relaxation is guaranteed in Hanmer Springs. It is undoubtedly the best time to enjoy the sunshine of the summer season. If you want a quiet environment to relax and fresh air to breathe, come and visit Hanmer Springs Hotel.

Go White Water Rafting

Suitable for families and rafting newbies, take a white-water rafting trip with Hanmer Springs Attractions and surround yourself with amazing views and crystal clear waters! This makes for a fantastic day out so try something adventurous this summer!

Do the Hanmer Springs Bungy Jump

If you’re looking to tick “bungy jump” off the bucket list, then you can do it right here in Hanmer Springs. The Hanmer Springs Bungy is 35m (115ft) high and admittedly, the shortest one in the country – but hey, at least you can still say you’ve done one. The jump is from the historic Ferry Bridge where you’ll take the leap over the Waiau River.

Indulge in Some Wine Tasting

For a change of pace, sit down to a wine tasting at the Waiau River Estate. Among some of New Zealand’s highest altitude vineyards, Waiau River Estate grows a range of varietals, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir. There’s nothing better than a hot summer day and a glass of wine!

Blast Down the Waiau River in a Jet Boat

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then Jet Boating is for you! Hanmer Springs offers two jet boat experiences to choose from! Amuri Jet and Hanmer Springs Attractions both offer 30-35-minutes blasts down the Waiau River taking you through narrow gorges, shallow braided sections and features 360° spins! 

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

Even in summer, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is a must-do! Relax in one of 15 different outdoor pools, including a lazy river, and take in the picturesque surroundings. For those wanting a bit more entertainment there are several great waterslides and a kids pool – perfect for a fun day in the sun!