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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Hot Spring
“There’s nothing like a soak in the Thermal pools. Very relaxing, great for a day out.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The one and only supermarket in Hanmer Springs, make sure you look at their opening hours as they vary during different days and seasons.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“A short 1 hour return walk to the mountain with stunning views. If you love beautiful night sky and are adventurous enough, go at night with your cell phone torchlight and enjoy the walk and maybe some shooting stars :)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely place to go for Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. A smaller Café with a great outdoor area to dine in as well. Lovely friendly helpful staff.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Locality
“Hanmer Springs is a spa town in North Canterbury. Take in the Hot Pools, indulge in a massage or walk Conical Hill through a beautiful forest. Great cafes and a wonderful drive through farmland on the way.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Store
“Fantastic Food, fantastic Beers, Cider and Wine, live music some nights of the week and wonderful staff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice dumplings and desserts beautifully presented. Limited tables available so book a table before you go to avoid disappointment :)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A family friendly Min Golf with an Amazing Maze to complete as well. Wonderful owners lots of fun”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Nice food offered from breakfast till dinner time at a new retail area opposite a beautiful small lake.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Fabulous Stone Grill Meals and wonderful Pizza's are just a few of the things they serve at Saints. Live Music some evenings and they even have a pool table for those keen for a game”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great place to meet friends for nice old fashioned Irish Pub Meal. You can play Pool and darts while you wait for your meals and they have live music some nights. Wonderful warm friendly staff”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“No one is disappointed with the quality of food at this top end restaurant.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Nice grilled fish served. They are the sister shop of Akaroa fish and chips!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“A wonderful store with a wide range of clothing, shoes, jewelry and lots more.”
  • 1 local recommends