Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools - New Zealand 2014 - Nieuw Zeeland 2014
Hanmer Springs is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand.
It is located 65 kilometres southwest of Kaikoura (135 km by car), in the Hurunui District and 130 kilometres northwest of Christchurch. The town lies on a minor road 9 kilometres north of State Highway 7, the northern route between Christchurch and the West Coast via Lewis Pass. The township lies at the base of Conical Hill. According to the 2013 census, the resident population is 840.
The town is built around a popular hot spring which was discovered in the late 19th century. The hot springs were produced by the fractured rock bed along the Hanmer fault.
The only - not 4-wheel drive entrance is via the Ferry Bridge Hanmer Springs that crosses the Waiau River.
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