Places to Visit In New Zealand – Hanmer Springs North Canterbury

by Mark Perkins

Hanmer springs one of the amazing places to visit in New Zealand was first discovered by a farmer, William Jones in 1859. For some time he had noticed an unusual cloud around a particular area and upon investigation he found these natural, geothermal hot springs and they have now become one of those popular places to visit in New Zealand.

Some ten years later a changing room was erected by the springs and to determine as to which sex was changing at the time. The bather would hang a piece of clothing on a nearby pole.places to visit in new zealand Trousers for men or a skirt for ladies.

Hanmer Springs One Of The Places To Visit In New Zealand


Today there is a fantastic complex with more than one changing room! The complex also offers Spa treatments by appointment. The night I went swimming in the pools a photographer, in his swimmers, was going from pool to poll taking pictures of bather for sale to them later. Hope he never dropped his camera.

With plenty of accommodation in the area, Hanmer Springs is a must do and definately one of the places to visit in New Zealand, maybe as just a one or two night stop and very pretty all year round. Snow on the surrounding mountains through the winter and beautiful tree lined avenues during the summer.

We have arrived here today on an overcast summers day, however the ambience of the town is still extremely appealing.

As I sit here writing this blog I can hear the abundant bird life in the surrounding trees. This is a very relaxing place and well recommended as one of those places to visit in New Zealand, Hanmer Springs North Canterbury, South Island New Zealand

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