ATTRACTIONS IN HANMER SPRINGS

 HELI-SIGHT SEEING TOURS

Mt Tennyson, an Alpine wilderness

Mt Tennyson, an Alpine wilderness

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Hanmer Springs Helicopters- one of New Zealand’s leading tourist flight and commercial helicopter services company.

Hanmer Springs Helicopters™ is renowned for exciting helicopter tours, top hunting and fishing trips and spots. We have 25 years expertise in heavy lift operations and reliable agricultural aerial services in North Canterbury and the Southern Alps regions of the South Island.

Hanmer Springs Helicopters offers these services as a trade name of Amuri Helicopters Ltd.

Alone in a Mountain World

Alone in a Mountain World

Choose from four tour options, or create your own family adventure and customise your own trip! We also offer a drop off and pick up service for whale watching & winery transfers. Hanmer Springs Helicopters is proud to be able to provide services to those wishing to experience the many attractions of this amazing area of the world.

TOUR OLIVE GROVE & GARDENS – ‘A TASTE OF ITALY’ EXPERIENCE

A Taste Of Tuscan Italy

A Taste Of Tuscan Italy

When in Hanmer Springs do something special and experience ‘A Taste of Italy’ in the middle of traditional sheep and cattle high-country.  Taste delicious freshly pressed olive oils from around New Zealand, and learn about the different ways you can use this healthy New Zealand-made product.  Tour the picturesque olive grove followed with a comparative oil tasting and short description of New Zealand extra virgin olive oils, and then enjoy an alfresco lunch served with premium local wine.

ALPINE GOLFING

Hamner Golf, a far cry from St Andrews

Hanmer Golf, a far cry from St Andrews

Games can be played all year round with spectacular scenery to enjoy: changing leaves in the autumn, colourful flowers in bloom in the spring, snow-capped mountains in the winter and sunny temperatures perfect for summer.

The Hanmer Springs 18-hole golf course is set amongst a beautiful mountain backdrop at 385m above sea level.

The Hanmer Springs Golf Club was opened in 1911 and has been a premier golfing destination since.

Equipment hire and electric carts are available for your convenience.

Hanmer Springs also has a great 18 hole mini golf course with a Gold Rush theme to be enjoyed by all ages for school trips, parties, team building, and social events.

For brushing up on the long shots, visit Hanmer Pitch ‘n’ Putt for the 300 metre driving range and 18 hole Pitch ‘n’ Putt golf course.

The golfing in Hanmer Springs is unsurpassed with the views and greens.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Cycling through Hamner Forests

Cycling through Hanmer  Larch Forests

Explore the New Zealand High Country or the Hanmer Forest Park up close. Hanmer Springs is a great place for mountain biking, with excellent tracks available for all levels of expertise and fitness.  Take a gentle ride in the Hanmer Forest Park among mature trees – a perfect way to get into the Hanmer landscape for a short time. Your bike can take you around the village, up into the mountains or along one of the many forest tracks.

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HORSEBACK RIDING

On Horseback in Hamner high country

On Horseback in Hanmer high country

We are grateful to local landowners for enabling us to have access to thousands of acres in the area for horse trekking. We have developed trails of varying length, difficulty, and scenery. The trail length begins with 1hr rides, which are the shortest rides we offer. Remember each ride is preceded with a partnering up session, so these times do not include that session; they are riding times only..