Local Activities

Hanmer Springs is one of New Zealand's most popular Spa Resort towns.  It is situated around famous thermal spa pools where one can sit and soak, or be pampered with a private sauna, massage, facial, manicure or pedicure. There are many retail shops in the Village with Merino Mink garments; ladies fashions; Wild South casual clothes; Shoes & Handbags, and Kiwiana souvenirs.

For those looking for something more physical there is a beautiful 18 hole golf course, forest walks, horse treks, jet boat rides, rafting, and for the more adventurous bungy jumping.

Our local Marble Point Winery is open for wine tastings, lunch and sales.

Partner's program - activity options

Robin at Riverview Lodge can arrange an activities program that non-participants can enjoy. While the others in the party are enjoying the great outdoors, you too can also have an enjoyable day doing whatever appeals.


Day options include:

  • A Spa & Beauty packages in Hanmer Springs
  • Lunch & Wine Tastings at our of local vineyard - Marble Point
  • Whale Watching, Dolphins & Seals at lovely seaside town of Kaikoura
  • N.Z. Tranz Alpine Scenic Train thru Southern Alps from East to West of South Island.
  • Escorted drive thru the scenic Lewis Pass, with some adventures on the way.


Thanx for everything. All the drives, massages, wine tastings etc and good food
Marianne Albels, South Africa.

Your hospitality was amazing. The food was delicious and the secenery was breathtaking. We had heard numerous stories about the friendliness of the New Zealands and y'all and the staff at Riverview surpassed all our expectations. We wish you the best and cant wait to see you again.
Brett Lawler, Georgetown TX USA

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