Hanmer Springs and Waipara
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Winter weekend in Hanmer Springs

Hot pools and wine – this is a winter weekend match made in heaven. Hanmer Springs and the Waipara Valley in the Hurunui district are the perfect location for a weekend away with family or with that someone special. From wine tasting and a little bit of pampering to jetboats and water slides, you can tailor your weekend in Hurunui any way you like.

Ryan and Jillian started their weekend with a delicious meal at the stunning Pegasus Bay winery, followed by some exploring around Manuka Bay and the Cathedral Cliffs lookout before settling in for the night in at the beautiful Cathedral Cliffs B&B – check out that view!

Day two features a Hanmer must-do – an adrenalin filled ride with Hanmer Springs Jetboat. Followed by a much-needed soak in the famous Hanmer Springs Hot Pools.

With all of this only a two-hour drive from Christchurch, what a great way to spend your next winter weekend.

Drive time:

Christchurch – Waipara Valley 1 hour
Waipara Valley – Hanmer Springs 1 hour
Christchurch – Hanmer Springs 2 hours

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