Hanmer Springs Holiday Activities

Located in the centre of Hanmer Springs Village Glenalvon Lodge Motels is adjacent to a restaurant, the thermal pools, information centre and many other local attractions.

Hanmer Springs offers a range of different activities including: hunting, fishing, tennis, bowls, forest walks, bush walking, skiing, rafting, jet-boating, bungy jumping, helicopter flights, paragliding, an 18-hole golf course and horse trekking.


Thrillseekers Adventures

Come aboard our Hanmer Springs jet boat for an unforgettable experience in a most beautiful environment up to 30kms along the Waiau River, under the historic bridge, between deep canyon walls, with classic jet boat manoeuvres along the way.


Hanmer Horses

Hanmer Horses specialise in taking small groups of riders high up into the forest and onto the farm hills, crossing clear mountain streams and taking in views that will blow you away.


Waiariki Farmpark

For a cool mix of fun, play and education, Wai ariki Farm Park is the ideal outing for families, schools, groups and animal lovers of all ages. We have 2 acres of sheltered farm park land where the animals are displayed in a clean, relaxed and peaceful environment.



Solve the mystery of the Lost Temple with all its surprises or play a round of golf on the Gold Rush themed 18 hole mini golf course.


Hanmer Helicopters

Hanmer Springs Helicopters is renowned for exciting helicopter tours, top hunting and fishing trips and spots.


Walking and Hiking

There is three short walks through the beautiful Heritage Forest Area begin at the Herdsman Avenue gate on Jollies Pass Road - the Forest Amble, the Forest Walk and the Forest Journey. The Waterfall Track and Chatterton River Track are beautiful half day hikes through Mountain beech forests.