Getting To Hanmer
Hanmer Springs is located in North Canterbury, surrounded by hills and mountains,
From Christchurch: Head North out of Christchurch on SH1, take left onto SH7(Waipara). Follow past Waikari and Culverden. Hanmer Springs is clearly sign posted to the right, 10 minutes drive from intersection.
From West Coast/Nelson: Head for Springs junction, from either location. Road (SH7) from Springs junction heads up over Lewis Pass, once down the other side, Hanmer Springs turning clearly marked on the left.
Approximate Drive Times:
Christchurch > Hanmer Springs: 2 Hours
Nelson > Hanmer Springs: 4 Hours
Greymouth > Hanmer Springs: 3 Hours
Picton > Hanmer Springs: 4 Hours
Kaikoura > Hanmer Springs: 2 Hours
Hanmer Backpackers and Shuttle do a trip three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), leaving Hanmer at 2pm, going from Kaikoura at 4:30pm. Only $25pp one way.
03 315 7196
For a personal experience with a informative commentry on the journey try Kowhai tours, commentary, pool pass and a BBQ lunch. 0800 272 800.
Hanmer Connection offer a shuttle bus from Christchurch, about a 2 hour ride. 2 Departures daily. 0800 2 HANMER
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