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Motel Accommodation in Hanmer Springs - Location

We are located next to Hanmer golf course. After leaving State Highway 7, drive for about 9km until you see a Caltex filling station on your left-hand side. Approximately 500m from the Caltex filling station veer left off the main road onto Argelins Road, here you will see a sign for the golf course. We are located on the left side of the road just before the golf course clubhouse.

At 380 metres above sea level, Hanmer Springs is 1.5-hours drive from Christchurch, a wonderful location for the many leisure interests on offer. It is a haven of peace with endless uninterrupted countryside and breathtaking views. Home to many species of wild animals and birds, Hanmer is somewhere you can escape to from the pressures of modern life.

The concept of Hanmer Springs as a spa and remedial centre has been prevalent since the idea of development of the hot springs with the government building a sanatorium in 1897 and whilst taking the waters was very popular it was not until 1909 that the government appointed a medical officer to the complex. Queen Mary Hospital was opened in 1916 as a military hospital.

The hospital which incorporated the hot springs served through both world wars as a centre for wounded and debilitated soldiers and later became a centre for the treatment of nervous disorders and alcholism.

After a passing into private hands for a time the hospital eventually closed down. There was a long and concerted effort by the local population to maintain the hospital in public hands and a site of some hectares was declared an historic reserve. In 2008 the then government agreed to the handover of the site to the Hurunui Council.

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Alpine Springs Motel
121 Argelins Road
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 315 7211

Alpine Springs Motel | 121 Argelins Road | Hanmer Springs | North Canterbury | Phone +64 3 315 7211
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