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Hunting in the Hanmer Springs region is popular with local and visiting hunters alike.


In the surrounding back country you'll find red stag, chamois, and boar as well as geese and ducks.


Whether you're heli-hunting, exploring the North Canterbury hunting blocks or aiming for big game or trophies with a local guide, Hanmer Springs is an excellent base for your hunting trip.


There are several operators offering heli-hunting trips in the region, as well as high country stations and lodges with game parks or guided hunting expeditions.

Visit the Hanmer Springs i-SITE Visitor Centre for more hunting information, weather forecasts and maps.



New Zealand is well known for its pristine rivers and lake fishing and Hanmer Springs Village will not dissappoint.

Guided fishing trips, heli-fishing tours and independent fishing adventures are all on offer.

Brown Trout and Salmon thrive in the many rivers near the village including the Upper Hope River, Upper Waiau River, Hurunui River, Clarence River and Esk Rivers.

The Hanmer Springs trout fishing season runs from October to April while salmon fishing in Hanmer Springs runs from November to April.

Fishing licenses and fishing equipment can be purchased in the town and the Hanmer Springs i-SITE Visitor Centre has weather forecasts, fishing information and maps.


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