Driving Directions

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

Westport > Hanmer Springs: 3 Hours

Picton > Hanmer Springs: 4 Hours

Kaikoura > Hanmer Springs: 2 Hours