Hanmer Springs is an alpine village located 130km north-west of Christchurch, in the Hurunui District.
Hanmer Springs village is renowned for its thermal pools and recreational opportunities in and around the nearby foothills and forests. Home to a small resident population, Hanmer Springs attracts thousands of visitors annually, and offers plentiful employment and development opportunity in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors.
Residents enjoy a small, friendly local population, key services like a primary school and library, as well as easy access to mountain biking, hiking, skiing and aquatic activities year round.
Hurunui District Council has developed a growth management strategy which will be implemented in the coming years and will include an upgrade to the town centre, redevelopment of the former Queen Mary Hospital site, the provision of subdivision and lifestyle development, reviewing the carparking standards, investigating apartment living and design, planning for future growth.