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Sheep Farm Visit, Wine Tasting and Jet Boating or Massage at Hamner Springs

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  • Experience life on a New Zealand sheep farm
  • Get thoroughly pampered at the award-winning Hanmer Springs Spa
  • Choice of one of two extra activities – jet boating or therapeutic massage
  • A chance to visit a North Canterbury winery
  • Delicious lunch at Hanmer Springs Garden Cafe

This enchanting tour from Christchurch offers a delightful mixture of fun and relaxation.

See skilled sheep shearers and stockmen at work on a sheep farm. Enjoy a delicious lunch in enchanting surroundings at an excellent restaurant. Bliss out in warm mineral waters at Hanmer Springs award-winning spa and enjoy wine-tasting at a North Canterbury Winery.

In addition to the main tour you can also choose one of two options: jet boating or a therapeutic massage.

Offering something for people of all ages, from soothing indulgence to excitement, this tour makes the perfect family day out.


For your thrilling Hanmer Springs Day Tour from Christchurch you will be picked up from your Christchurch accommodation in the morning at a time pre-arranged with the local isango partner. Your friendly driver/guide will provide an informative commentary as you travel. During the day you will be offered a choice of activities in addition to the main tour. You can choose one of the following:

Jet boat ride in Waiu Gorge
Therapeutic massage

Leaving Christchurch, you will travel by road through the pastoral scenery of North Canterbury. The tour stops at a local sheep station where you can enjoy a short walk around the farm and watch a sheep shearing demonstration.

Continue to Thrillseekers Canyon, Hanmer Springs. If you have chosen the jet boat ride option you will have the chance to enjoy your selected activity in the Waiu Gorge.

The tour continues to the award-winning Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, set in a breathtaking natural landscape, surrounded by forests and mountains. You will enjoy lunch at the resort café – which serves dishes such as burgers, salads, pizzas, fish and chips and steaks – and can then spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the facilities.

The Thermal Pools & Spa has 12 open-air thermal pools, three sulphur pools and a sauna/steam room. There is also a popular family activity area – complete with water slides.

If you did not participate in the jet boating or rafting activities, a therapeutic massage with steam or sauna can be arranged for your pleasure at the Hanmer Springs Resort.

On the return journey, a stop will be made at a North Canterbury Winery for wine tasting.

At the end of the day, you will be dropped back at your accommodation in Christchurch.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Children 0-2 years free of charge if not occupying a seat.
This tour need minimum 2 clients to run if minimum requirement is not met either full refund would be provided or alternate day would be allocated.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Commentary
  • 3 hours at Hanmer Springs Resort
  • 2- course lunch at Hanmer Springs Resort (including one glass of soft drink or tea or coffee)
  • Choice of jet-boating or therapeutic massage (at Hanmer Springs)
  • Safety equipment for jet-boat ride
  • Wine-tasting
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
8 hours
Start time
Around 0830h (08:30am). Exact pick-up time to be confirmed at time of booking
Meeting point
Your hotel in Christchurch
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Ending point
You will be dropped back at your hotel in Christchurch
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Lunch at the café at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa includes the following:
Starter: Pizza bread or Soup of the Day
Main Course: Choice of vegetarian pasta dish, lamb shanks, fish and chips or an avocado & bacon burger.
One glass of soft drink, or tea or coffee included
Dos & Don'ts
Bring swimming costume and towel and a change of clothes

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