Whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure, Hanmer Springs is an awesome destination for all types of travellers. Hanmer Springs is a charming alpine town in New Zealand’s Canterbury region. The town is best known for its thermal pools and spa with mineral waters. The surrounding mountains offer gorgeous views as well as the perfect place to spend some time outdoors hiking the trails in the summer or hitting the ski slopes in the winter.
Hanmer Springs is 132 kilometres from Christchurch airport and you can make the trip by an airport taxi or a bus. The taxi trip from Christchurch Airport to Hanmer Springs takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes and is estimated to cost at least €240 (NZD 400). Taxis are available 24/7. If you travel by bus, you will first have to take a local bus to Christchurch, and then you can take the Hanmer Connection bus to reach Hanmer Springs. The Hanmer Connection departs Christchurch once daily at 8:50. The total cost to go from Christchurch airport to Hanmer Springs by bus is €23.40 (NZD 39.20), and the trip will take at least 2 hours and 30 minutes.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Christchurch at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.