After Kaikora we travelled to Hanmer Springs for a hot pool soak and swim.
Hanmer Springs is a small thermal resort on the east side of the southern Alps before the Lewis Pass. The surrounding land is surprisingly flat surrounded by mountains and there is a deep canyon running from it across which they do bungy jumping and down which the go river rafting. It is called thrill seekers canyon... but we did not fell like being thrilled! We just needed a hot soak and rest!