Spa town in New Zealand
Hanmer Springs is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town is built around popular hot springs. The hot springs were produced by the fractured rock bed along the Hanmer fault.
Hanmer Springs is a popular tourist destination, and the town's population swells during holidays. Bungy jumping, jet boating, mountain biking and bush walking are common tourist activities, and there is an airline service available for the viewing of the town's alpine surroundings. A Visitor Information Centre next to the hot springs provides information about the area and booking facilities for transport. Trampers can obtain weather information, maps and guidance from the Department of Conservation. Budget accommodation includes a new Youth Hostel.