Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa voted number one

It’s official - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is the best thing about New Zealand.

The Canterbury complex, in the heart of the Hanmer Springs village, has come in at the top of the AA Tourism’s latest 101 Must-Do’s list.

Voted in sixth place last time it was held in 2008, Hanmer Springs has shot into the prime spot after the AA counted up the 283,000 votes which were split between 1600 attractions throughout the country.

“We are absolutely thrilled,” said Scott Callaway, Marketing Manager of the pools complex.

“This was a huge vote, taken over six weeks and we are extremely pleased to be ranked number one.

“It’s just outstanding for us.”

He believed the ranking was recognition of the $7.5 million development carried out at the pools and completed for the beginning of 2011. Since then visitor feedback has been excellent and numbers have soared.

“And it is also further endorsement of the contribution our staff make every day to ensuring every one of our visitors is made to feel special. Our customer is a very important part of the success of our complex.”

Mr Callaway expected news of the pools topping the list of 101 must-do’s for Kiwis, to generate even further business.

“Our pools and spa complex is one of the big drawcards for people visiting Hanmer Springs, and our world class facilities mean everyone is assured of having a great time. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from throughout the country and overseas this summer.”


For more information please contact Scott Callaway, Marketing Manager, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa on 021 341 831.