Hanmer Springs - An easy walk to the thermal pools
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Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs


Steve and Julie welcome you to Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs.

This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4-star quality accommodation.

Hanmer Springs is the perfect base for relaxation and adventures. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the famous thermal hot springs and other activities.

We are easy to find on the way into the centre of town, just 90 minutes drive north of Christchurch. From our motel, Hanmer Springs village centre is within easy walking distance we have ample safe parking so you can leave your car at the motel.

Our superior smoke-free Hanmer Springs motel accommodation includes a variety of studios and one-bedroom units. The purpose-built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights.

At our motel in Hanmer Springs, free WIFI internet is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. All units have a microwave oven. We offer continental breakfasts, and evening meal charge back facilities, dine in or dine out.

Pet Friendly

Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs is a pet friendly Hanmer Springs motel accommodation option.  For guests intending to book and bring their pet please read our pet policy:


Dogs or your pet must not be left in the rooms by themselves if you leave the motel premises. You will be expected to take full responsibility for your dog/pet. Your dog/pets are not allowed on our furniture or bedding, we ask that you pick up their droppings and any damage will incur repair or replacement costs.  Dangerous dog breeds are not permitted on site and we reserve the right of refusal for the safety of the other guests and children.   To cover additional cleaning time, the fee to bring your pet is $30.00 per night.

You can be assured of a warm welcome at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs where we will assist you in every way possible.

Contact us for more information on availability, rates and rooms at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs.


Distances from Hanmer Springs Motel

Hanmer Springs Hot Pools & Spa 1km
Town Centre 1km
Christchurch 133km



  • At a glance
  • Check-in 2.00pm

    Check-out 10.00am

    Office hours 8.00am to 9.00pm

  • On-site parking Onsite parking free of charge. EV charger available for a small fee.

  • Breakfast service Continental breakfast available on request

  • Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair

  • Value adds Free WiFi, on-site tennis court, EV Charger, Pet-Friendly*

  • Email

  • Address 1 Tarndale Place, Hanmer Springs, 7334

  • Phone +64 3 315 7540


Room Options

Room Options

Compact Queen Studio Compact Queen Studio photo 2

Compact Queen Studio

Compact studio with kitchenette - microwave, jug, toaster and refrigerator. 50+ channels of Sky TV (Sky Guest Select). Unlimited free WIFI. Free onsite car-parking. Electric blankets.

  • 16 m2
  • 1
  • 2
Twin/Triple Studio Twin/Triple Studio photo 2

Twin/Triple Studio

Twin or Triple studio with kitchenette - microwave, jug, toaster and refrigerator. 50+ channels of Sky TV (Sky Guest Select). Unlimited free WIFI. Free onsite car-parking. Electric blankets.

  • 20 m2
  • 2
  • 3
Standard Studio Standard Studio photo 2

Standard Studio

Standard studio features either Queen or Super King beds with kitchenette - microwave, jug, toaster and refrigerator. 50+ channels of Sky TV (Sky Guest Select). Unlimited free WIFI. Free onsite car-parking. Electric blankets.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
One Bedroom Unit One Bedroom Unit photo 2

One Bedroom Unit

Suitable for 1-4 people. A rollaway bed can be brought in. Full kitchen and shower/ensuite. Microwave, jug, toaster and refrigerator. 50+ channels of Sky TV (Sky Guest Select). Unlimited free WIFI. Free onsite car-parking. Electric blankets.

  • 37 m2
  • 4
  • 5


  • Family, Studio & Spa Units with Super King, Queen & Single beds
  • Free unlimited WIFI
  • Modern Guest Laundry 
  • Eftpos and credit card facilities 
  • New Zealand
  • Qualmark 4 star rating
  • Type 2 EV chargers. Please pre-book.
  • Tennis court
  • 50+ channels on Sky Guest Select
Local Attractions

Local Attractions

For more local info – email or give us a ring

Spa Treatments

A trip to Hanmer would not be complete without an indulgent spa experience. There are a number of companies offering massage and beauty treatments, check out: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, Mountain View Massage, Sanctuary Massage, Ani Healthcare, Artisan Spa, Massage and All Backs.

Conical Hill

This is an enjoyable short walk that provides a wonderful 360-degree view over Hanmer and the surrounding mountains.

Hanmer Springs Jet Boating

Jump onboard to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River. Thrill seekers will enjoy the narrow gorges, whitewater rapids, braids, and of course 360 degree spins.

Bungy Jumping

This bungy site offers free-falling 35 metres towards the surging Waiau River below; the friendly and knowledgeable staff will make you feel completely at ease.


Enveloping the township of Hanmer is beautiful native forest, offering fantastic walking trails, mountain biking and birdlife. The changing colours of the forest if you visit between seasons will take your breath away.

Animal Park

Hanmer Springs Animal Park, Café and Gallery is a fun family day out. Set on 20 acres of farmland, the park can be enjoyed rain or shine because of the 2 acres of sheltered purpose-built buildings.  Freely explore the animals, hand feed them, pat them, and relax. Horse and donkey rides can also be booked.

Hanmer Springs Rafting

Take the opportunity to raft down a grade 2 river, there’ll no doubt be screams and finger clenching as the river changes quickly. From calm drifting in serene waters to the rough and rocky rapids, a fantastic trip out on the river.

A Maze N Golf

Head along to play a game of mini golf or be challenged by the themed maze (or do both) family fun that will no doubt include a whole lot of laughter.

Marble Point Winery

This is one of New Zealand’s highest altitude vineyards (at 297m above sea level) the unique environment surrounded by high country farms and mountains is located on the banks of the Waiau River. Enjoy the restaurant, tastings and cellar door.

St James Conservation Area

The government purchased St James Station as public conservation land in 2008, funded by the Nature Heritage Fund. It is located in three mountain ranges and encompasses glaciated valleys, glacial moraine deposits, streams, wetlands, lakes and high altitude tarns. Enjoy the walks, huts, mountain biking, fishing and 4wd opportunities in this area.

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Only 17km from Hanmer town Hanmer Springs Ski Area offers family-friendly skiing with a good selection of runs and off-piste options to choose from. Skiing is suited to all ages and skill levels.

Quad Biking

You’ll travel through streams, forest and up over rocks – on this 4wd experience. This two-hour trip will take you over some tricky Canterbury terrain with an expert guide.

Canoe Safari

A great option for families or groups, you’ll head to the river on safe, durable and fun inflatable vessels. Enjoy the Waiau River on this full-day, guided river safari. Tour includes picnic lunch and a return by jet boat to the departure point.


Short treks through to multi-day options. You’ll trek alongside your llama that will carry everything you need on their back. The llamas are very friendly and you’ll no doubt develop a close bond with your buddy.

Rainbow Road (Hanmer Springs to St Arnaud)

A wilderness driving experience across private land, this 112‑kilometre road from Hanmer to St Arnaud via Tophouse Rd and Wairau Hanmer Springs Hydro Rd through Molesworth Station is accessible by 4WD vehicles only (2WD to Lake Tennyson). This is a toll road, please refer to the doc website for information.


Enjoy a thrilling helicopter ride over the Canterbury region, the Southern Alps and Hanmer Springs. Choose from one of three tour options or create your own.

Horse Trekking

One-hour horse treks taking in the Hanmer countryside, through rivers, forest and over mountains.

The Decadent Fudge Company

Out of this world fudge that is truly delicious and makes a great gift to take home. Choose from a fantastic range of flavours.

Claybird Shooting

A fun outdoor activity with trained professionals on hand to teach and help. Ready, aim fire!


A great one for groups! Battle it out in a fun and safe environment; extra sets of paint can be purchased at the time of booking or during the game.

Pitch & Putt

A perfect place to come and play golf for any beginners, you have the opportunity to play 18 holes and get a feel for the game.

Bella Vista Hanmer Springs will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking.



The motel is 2 minutes drive or 10 minute walk from the famous Hanmer Springs hot pools.

1 Tarndale Place, Hanmer Springs, 7334

+64 3 315 7540

[email protected]


Travel distances in kilometres to Hanmer Springs

  • From:
  • Ashburton 215 kms
  • Blenheim 260 kms
  • Christchurch 134 kms
  • Dunedin 488 kms
  • Fox Glacier 410 kms
  • Franz Josef Glacier 387 kms
  • Greymouth 215 kms
  • Hokitika 253 kms
  • Invercargill 694 kms
  • Kaikoura 131 kms
  • Mosgiel 502 kms
  • Nelson 300 kms
  • Oamaru 375 kms
  • Queenstown 613 kms
  • Te Anau 770 kms
  • Wanaka 555 kms
  • Westport 216 kms


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