Spoiled for choice with wild natural places on either side of the town, from Kaimanawa Forest Park with its iconic wild horses to Tongariro National Park a year round visitor destination. Then the ace in the hole is Lake Taupo.
Hurunui can be whisked past on your way to Hanmer Springs, indisputability a great place to soak away the weekday hassles. Hanmer, Hurunui’s showcase is just part of the story of the district. Take you time, check the great
Largely classic camping grounds with basic shared facilities from bathrooms, toilets and communal cooking. For motorhome RV enthusiasts check before departing whether your proposed site has a dump facility and powered sites. There are quirky railway sleepers or rustic cabins
The buzz of a tourist town is evident. There seem to be more motels and accommodation operators than private homes. Yet Hanmer manages to keep the charm of being a hot mineral springs resort. The surrounding area is beautiful
New Zealand outdoor holidays in the South Island need look no further than the Hurunui district for inspiration. The road trip, either as a short day trip from Christchurch or several days exploring the region is a great way to
Lake Hawea easy short walks and family picnic spots Wanaka and Hawea are natural crossroads in the journey to the West Coast. The rivers offer bountiful fly fishing opportunities while the mountains winter sports and active summer adventures. While there
White water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, jet boating or natural rock water slides take your pick. Your family could be taking a leisurely walk while you are screaming in delight as you barrel down New Zealand’s natural water world.
Explore historic logging trails where kauri was extensively milled and gold mining relics. You have opportunities to swim beneath a waterfall or to walk among the giants of the forest, massive kauris which have escaped nineteenth century timber milling.
Walks from very easy short strolls to medium walks that are in remote locations. You can stand in an area of fifteenth century adeze (tool) manufacturing, walk in the footsteps of gold miners, visit a settlers graveyard where the
Walks are a way to immerse yourself in the landscape and slow down the senses. You have a chance to observe small and unusual as you pass from flowering rata to the effects of erosion. You experience the