make a weekend of it

Fete weekend is the perfect reason to get to Hanmer Springs for the weekend, so fill your car with friends and get there! Create lasting memories, meet with friends old and new, shop till you drop, stroll through North Canterbury’s finest gardens or simply soak and relax int he iconic Hanmer Springs Hot pools. There really is something for everyone.

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

Our official Fete partner offers the best place to indulge after a big day of shopping! With a range of pools, including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles - at a range of temperatures.

The best place to act like a kid, with an activity pool, lap pool, lazy river, water slides, garden picnic areas and the Tea Kiosk Cafe & Grill. Quite simply - the best place for you.

They have officially begun building our new 13.5 metre high aquatic thrill ride too, so keep an eye out for progress reports on how this exciting new feature is coming along! Check out progress on the Summer 19 Project here

Hurunui Garden Festival

From Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November you can visit gorgeous private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, Hawarden to Hanmer Springs.

There’s also a programme of garden events to educate, entertain and inspire you. While you’re enjoying our gardens and warm country hospitality, we hope you’ll sample our wineries, cafes, and the natural attractions that make Hurunui District such a great place to visit.

The printed Guide to the Festival will be available on their website as a downloadable PDF from July 2019.

There’s so much to experience and enjoy at the Garden Festival. We’re inviting you to join us for a weekend in the gorgeous gardens of the Hurunui.

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