This is the last part of the New Zealand Special: Our last trip from Christchurch was a bit more exciting or rather relaxing than the train ride with the Tranzalpin: we went to Hamner Springs, an alpine town with thermally heated spring water which has a highly famous Pool & Spa. At 140km from Christchurch it makes a good day trip. We booked a tour including transport and the entrance to the pools.
The Thermal Pools & Spa area has a range of outdoor pools – twelve thermal pools, three sulphur pools, a freshwater, heated swimming pool and a “Lazy River” as well as a family activity area all located in a nicely set park like surrounding in a little town near the Southern Alps.
Even though it was mid winter the pools were quite well visited but with pools ranging in temperature from 28-42° C that was no surprise. It was not only perfect for just unwinding but it was also great for soothing away aches and pains from driving a lot. Only getting from one pool to the next one was a bit cold
This was the perfect trip to complete our road trip around New Zealand. We had travelled quite a lot of kilometers, had seen many beautiful places from Wellington to Christchurch and still found the time to relax in the end.