Canterbury: 10 Hot Pools in the Canterbury Region

Interactive Map Showing Hotpools in The Canterbury Region
Hot Tubs Omarama
At Hot Tubs Omarama the dream has become a reality after four years of planning, gaining consents and creating the rocky landscape for the private hot tubs Lance and Jan Thomas are “wowing” visitors and locals alike with their healthy Spa complex on State Highway 8 in Omarama. Day or night you can soak in a private outdoor Hot Tub filled with fresh mountain water, no chemicals are added and you adjust the temperature to...
Horseshoe Hot Springs
3km downstream of where SH 7 crosses Hope River
I kayaked down from the Hope R bridge. You can smell sulphur about 1 km above the gorge, even in a strong westerly, so there are springs well up river above the Horseshoe Springs, somewhere. As you approach the gorge, where the Glenhope access road starts to head uphill on river L, look for warm seeps in the gravel. If you trace these back you will find hot spots. Then go and get an...
Cow Stream Hot Spring, Hanmer Springs
North of Hanmer Forest Park, Hanmer Springs
Last time that I traveled that way one year ago (early 2009), the concrete was slightly damaged and there was cow manure in the pool.The pools temp is a warm 38 to 40 degrees. Take a bucket and some plastic sheeting to clean the pool and seal the leaks. Happy soaking
Hurunui River (North Branch) Hot Springs
Hurunui River, North of Lake Taylor, Lake Sumner Forest Park
Located on the walk towards Harpers Pass, on the true right of the Hurunui River.Easily spotted, look for a thermal waterfall beside the track, the access path is just north of this point. The pool has a thermal water input, with cold water also 'on tap'. The spring can be visited about 50 meters further up the hill from the pool.
Mackenzie Stream Hot Springs
Mackenzie Stream, Hurunui River
We found the pools to be perfect size for one person in each pool. Deep enough to soak up to the neck. A 3 hour return side trip from the north huranui springs (without packs). No sandflys (unlike the Huranui springs!!!)
Top Hope Hot Springs
Hope River, 27km from State Highway 7
Beautiful location, tucked into a grassy clearing - great for camping. Hotpools were not very hot the day we visited due to high rainfall, but still hot enough to get in. There are several pools around which people have built rock surrounds. Recommend going - but not if rivers are up as gets swamped by cold water.
Sylvia Flats Hot Springs [CLOSED due to Rock Fall Nov 2011]
State Highway 7, 15km south of Lewis Pass
Location info is accurate. Heaven on earth! Usually at least 2 natural hot pools dug out and rock-ringed - 1 large and hot, 1 medium-sized and warm. By a mountain river. Sometimes flooded out. Lots of sandflies.
Hurunui River (South Branch) Hot Springs
Hurunui River, South of Lake Taylor
Sadly we don't have a decent description for this hotpool. Can you write one?
Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve
Corner Jacks Pass Road & Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs
Outdoor swimming complex, with lots of pools of varying temperatures, wave pool, two hydroslides, cafe/bar. Great outdoor fun for the family.
Tekapo Springs (formerly Alpine Springs & Spa)
Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
Tekapo Springs (formerly Alpine Springs) has 3 main Hot Pools over looking Lake Tekapo and the Two Thumb Range. Each Hot Pool has it's own unique character through various features. The Pools are surrounded by native bush and plants that are synomious with the region. Tekapo Springs operates Monday to Sunday 10am - 9pm 364 days. Located in Lake Tekapo, Alpine Springs is a 2.45 hour scenic drive from Christchurch or Queenstown, in the...
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Peach Tree Hot Springs
Bob Young Collection, Department of Conservation. Shows bushmen working in the logging industry cleaning up in a hot spring close to Peach Tree camp
Peach Tree Hot Springs
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