Hanmer Springs Forest Camp Trust

Hanmer Springs Forest Camp is a great smoke-free venue for school camps, group accommodation, conferences and family holidays. We have a range of cabins, self contained units, self catering kitchens and a fully accessible lodge. We offer a spacious campground, family cabins and self-contained motel style units. There are on-site outdoor activities on offer for school camps and team building activities for conferences and groups.

We are a holiday park with a difference offering accommodation for all!





Family Escape package

Family Escape special deals.Book through Hanmer Thermal Pools. 

Further info click here.

VacanciesWe are are constantly on the lookout for new people to work for accommodation at the camp. Click HERE for more information.




The Hanmer Spings Forest Camp is located only 2.5 kms from the alpine village of Hanmer Springs. Set in a stunning spot below Mt Isobel and surrounded by forest. Formerly a Forestry Camp that was donated to the community and run by a charitable trust.


The camp offers a range of accommodation for up to 174 people and can host a number of school camps, conferences as well as group bookings, family holidays and individual stays. Set in over ten acres of grounds there is lots of space for groups to spread out and play games, and let off steam. There is also a children's playground. There is a spacious camp ground with large sites and great views.


The camp has a range of accommodation options and 5 kitchen/lounge areas that can be used. The Ensor Lodge was built in 2002 and has Family cabins and bunk rooms. Most cabins are wheelchair accessible and have two accessible showers and toilets. Our Forestry Cabins date back to when the camp was a Forestry Camp and they were the single men's quarters. The Abilities Lodge is a fully self-contained lodge for up to 27 people and has two Self-contained motel style units attached that can be booked along with the lodge.


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From Christchurch

 The forest camp is 1.5 hours north of Christchurch. You can drive or catch one of the shuttle services from town or the airport

Hanmer Tours & Shuttle  03 3157418

Hanmer Connections 0800 242 663

From Wellington

Travelling across Cook Strait is an experience in itself. The 3 hour journey takes you to Picton. The forest camp is a 3.5 hour scenic drive from Picton. 

Book online or phone Interislander or Bluebridge Ferries


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Hanmer Springs Forest Camp | 243 Jollies Pass Road, PO Box 41 Hanmer Springs 7360 | 03 315 7202 | reservations@hanmerforestcamp.co.nz