At a glance: Just a short drive north of Christchurch New Zealand, is an alpine town perfect for a romantic couples getaway. With a population of less than 1,000 people, Hanmer Springs is a break from the hustle and bustle of busy life. With plenty of open space to yourself and while being surrounded by beautiful scenery, you’ll have access to a wide choice of activities to enjoy during your stay.
What makes Hanmer Springs the ideal romantic experience?
♥ Stunning mountain views to bathe you in golden light on a nearby river walk. Perfect for capturing that glowing couple photo!
♥ The popular Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool and Spa to indulge and fully relax in warm, mineral rich waters.
♥ Peaceful luxury in a small and off-the-grid town that boasts a welcoming, idyllic environment.
♥ An eclectic variety of great shops and places to dine right in the heart of town, and equally great pubs to head for a drink after a hard day’s relaxation.
Without a doubt the most popular activity for couples and other visitors alike is the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool and Spa. Guests have their pick of multiple naturally heated pools with various minerals and temperatures to soothe and relax you in every way, providing the well-deserved recuperation time that we all need. On my visit I enjoyed “warming up” with one of the lower temperature pools (still very hot!) before heading for the bubbly jacuzzi, followed by a real soak in the hottest pool. If being active is more up your street, then they even have a few water slides to balance out all that relaxation!
For even more pampering the spa area offers sauna and steam rooms, massages and treatments to pay special attention to those aches and pains, or simply to spoil yourselves (or each other!) to a rejuvenating treat.
A bonus souvenir, that also makes for a great gift, is a photo booklet of images captured by the photographer who is regularly walking around the pools and spa to make sure you have a lasting memory of your romantic trip together. The pools and spa are ideal for couples looking to spend quality time together, and with the many options available both of you will certainly come away feeling refreshed and satisfied that each of your needs have been met. With all this on offer, who better to spend your trip to the spa with than your partner?
A visit to Hanmer Springs can be be as luxurious or cost-efficient as you like. There’s plenty of low-cost options such as walks, bike hires, and accommodation in holidays parks to suit your budget. On the other end, the spa and other attractions offer a wide range of packages to choose from, allowing you to splurge on your couple’s break for an extra special experience.
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Address: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, 42 Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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