Hanmer Springs


Golden Oldies 

The Schedule:

  • 9.00am Leave Christchurch by coach
  • 11.30am Arrive in Hanmer Springs  
    • Continuous bar will be open within the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool and Spa complex
  • 12.00pm Food is served 
    • BBQ style food served from 12.30pm – 2.30pm
  • 3.30pm Return to Christchurch by coach
    • There will be no stops on the journey home

Hanmer Springs - Picnic Day

The Picnic Day is your opportunity to explore another part of the Canterbury Region. Best known for its internationally renowned natural hot pools, adventure activities and stunning landscapes, Hanmer Springs, a spectacular alpine village, is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a mid-week party!

As you arrive in Hanmer Springs, the first thing to hit you is the crisp alpine air. The village sits at the bottom of the mountain range which provides a spectacular 360⁰ view.

The Golden Oldies Hub will be situated in the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool and Spa complex, just look for the big marquee! Entry to the Thermal Pools, food and drinks are all included in your package. There will be fantastic kiwi entertainment throughout the day and most importantly, the bar will be open from 11.30am, serving beer, wine and juices and the specially prepared Canterbury style BBQ will run from 12.00pm – 2.00pm.

Optional Activities - please use booking form below

All adventure seekers will be transported to their chosen optional activity. Spaces are limited therefore we strongly recommend booking in advance to secure your spot for your preferred activity.

Jet Boating - NZD$125

Feel the rush at 80km per hour and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River. Jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows. Experience the 360 degree spins made famous by the jet boat, first invented in New Zealand! This is a truly unique kiwi experience. 30 minutes - 16 people per boat

Helicopter Rides - NZD$275

Jump in a Helicopter for an experience you will never forget! Enjoy 15 minute flight over Canterbury’s diverse landscape providing a spectacular sight from above.

Helicopter flights are subject to maximum weight or seating based on average weight of 90kg or less per person.

Two models available: R44 Minimum of two passengers (Max 3), AS350 Minimum of three passengers (Max 5)

Spa Treatments - NZD$90

Go to your happy place during a 30 minute facial or back massage in one of the most serene and indulgent places on earth.  The quality of treatments and level of service are world class and you'll be pampered and reinvigorated so that you are fresh for your next game.

Mini Golf

Hanmer Springs offers several options for the beginner golfer through to the experienced golfer. Head to A-Maze-N Golf to play some golf and solve the mystery of the Lost Temple within the Maze.

Learn about the history of Canterbury as you take on the challenging course at the Alpine Crazy Putt. Then jump on one of the Village Cruisers for a leisurely cycle through the streets of Hanmer (seats 4 – 6).

The Pitch and Putt golf course is an excellent destination for golfers of all skill levels. Beginners to the game can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while advanced golfers can sharpen their short game. A Par 3 with 18 holes ranging from 27 to 80 metres, combine to create an experience like no other in Hanmer Springs.

Claybird Shooting - NZD$35

Practice your aim on at the Hanmer Adventure Centre Claybird Shooting Course. Licenced experts are ready to help and teach you all you need to know.

Mountain Biking - NZD$25

Check out the amazing views from up the mountain as you make your way through the forest. There are several tracks ranging from beginner to expert.

Quad Bike Tours - NZD$125

One hour trip plowing through streams, mud, forest and rocks - you will drive over just about every terrain Canterbury has to offer!

Booking form

Cancellation Policy:

  • For Picnic Day Activities cancellations received up until 48 hours prior to the Picnic Day 50% of the activity payment will be refunded
  • For Picnic Day Activities cancellations received up after 48 hours prior to the Picnic Day activity payments are non-refundable or transferable
  • Some activities are weather dependent and therefore cancellation may occur due to the weather conditions not being suitable. If the activity is cancelled due to weather conditions a 100% refund will be given

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