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Hanmer Springs

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Hanmer Springs

is a health and tourist resort in North Canterbury.
Surrounded by high mountains and 372 m above sea level, with a dry, healthy and dust-free atmosphere.
The South Island's largest thermal water springs have been used for therapeutic bathing since the early 1860s.
The Queen Mary Hospital specialises in the treatment of functional nervous disorders and also the detoxification centre for alcoholics and drug addicts.
Named after Thomas Hanmer, a pioneer settler on the nearby St Leonards Station.
The Hanmer Forest Park has many exotic, 'experimental' species including sycamore, birch,larch, poplar, pines and firs, and it is a popular recreation area.

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