Christchurch International Airport is the closest airport with regular domestic and international flights available. Christchurch airport is 90 minutes drive from Hanmer Springs.
Coach / Shuttle
Several companies operate shuttle services between Christchurch and Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs is 1 and a half hours drive (136km) from Christchurch, and 3 and a half hours drive from Nelson. Kaikoura is 1 and a half hours drive along along the scenic State Highway 70, which forms one leg of the Alpine Pacific Triangle (Waipara - Hanmer Springs - Kaikoura - Waipara) which passes takes you to the Waipara wine region, the thermal hot pools of Hanmer Springs, and whale watching off Kaikoura.