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Locations near Hanmer Springs:
- St Arnaud/Nelson Lakes
in a high country basin 385m above sea level, rests the tranquil small
alpine village of Hanmer Springs (Pop 730). Located in the Canterbury region
of the South Island of New Zealand.
The town is built around a popular hot spring which was discovered in the late 19th century. The hot springs; Hanmer Springs Thermal Springs were produced as a result of the fractured rock bed along the Hanmer fault.
The town's other main claim to fame, the South Island's leading rehabilitation centre for sufferers of drug addiction, Queen Mary Hospital, was controversially closed in 2003. A protracted battle over the protection of the building and surrounding arboretum ensured. The premises reopened as a luxury spa in 2007.
There are two skifields in
the area, Hanmer Springs Skifield and Mount Lyford.