Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs

2 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Lodge
Prices starting from $92.00

Travel Blogs from Hanmer Springs

Day 6

A travel blog entry by ozbuckleys on May 12, 2014

I didn't want to leave. It was too beautiful. But all good things... We went in to town to invest in some gifts for the kiddies that we'd seen in a shop window the night before. A pair of sox was a hefty $60 so I looked but didn't touch. We went to Starbucks for the obligatory travel mug. (There isn't a Hard Rock Cafe which was disappointing.) We …

Mt Cook to Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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... earthquake that killed about 150 people. Many damaged buildings in downtown and a lot have been cleared. It will probably take 20 years to rebuild because of all the claim problems. After leaving Christchurch we went north to a town called Hanmer Springs to stay at a luxurious hotel/spa. Had a real nice dinner and since we have unlimited internet I will work on this blog. Tomorrow we head for Wellington on the North ...

Camper Vans, Crashes and Kiwi-isms

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault


... we got through a big chunk of the trail. We rested after our tough day and were rewarded with cabin mates who shared their wine, whitebait, sausage and venison meat. Yum! Again, the only thing putting a damper on the night were the sandflies. They were ridiculous. I counted 36 sandfly bites...on my left hand alone. And we had forgotten bug spray. I reacted to the bites with large itchy welts, some full of fluid. I spent a sleepless night scratching my ...

Off towards Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by tony-helen


Up really early to load car but Byron and Cody had already left the house at 6.00. We had quick cuppa and were off. Needed to pick up campervan as early as possible to get on the road. We were hoping to do about 600 kilometres today and stay at Hanmer Springs, so we could go to the hot springs and sulphur pools. Clare broke her duck, by driving to Queenstown across The Crown Range of mountains. Usually Byron drives but now Clare can drive it! We ...

Adrenalin and Relaxation in an Alpine Village

A travel blog entry by tai_and_sarah

... seat so we could witness the fear however it ended up being me that screamed the most as we raced down the river at around 100km/h skimming the cliff face with a couple of inches to spare and breaking into 360 degree spins! It was great fun. At one point the driver stopped the boat and told us a bit about the boats and the river we were driving down, he pointed to a crack in the rocks and told us that that was an active fault line! We couldn't believe ...

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This lodge, located on 2 Harrogate Street, Hanmer Springs, is near Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa and Backtrax Quad Bike Tours.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDrifters Inn Hanmer Springs

    Reviewed by ozbuckleys

    It wasn't the ritz but it was clean enough

    Reviewed May 11, 2014
    by (5 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    The bed was comfortable. The spa a bit manky, but we tubbed in it anyway. The open fire was comforting.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good