At this point in your South Island road trip, you are probably thrilled at all you have seen and done but also exhausted. Immerse yourself in total relaxation at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, the recreational oasis of this Canterbury Region town. This incredible complex beacons you with six thermal pools, sauna and steam rooms, plus water rides and this waterslide for kids. The water is warmed by a natural hot spring. “New Zealand’s Alpine Spa Village” is encircled by mountains, forests and endless opportunities for other outdoor adventures.