Lewis River runs through the Lewis Pass National Reserve and feeds into the Waiau River. It is most commonly visited for its natural hot springs, the Sylvia Flats. 3 natural hot springs located just of the banks of the river. Definitly a off the beaten path location.
For access to the river coming from Hamner Springs, simply take the first left after you enter Lewis Pass National Reserve down into the rest area. Here you can get some great shots of the river and some great shots of the rest area outhouse.
Heaven and Health At Hanmer Springs
Heaven & Health At Hanmer Springs!
Hanmer Springs thermal reserve is a picturesque thermal resort situated 372 metres above sea level on the Hanmer Plain, North Canterbury. An alpine village with a magnificent setting, it is one of New Zealand's major health retreats and is famous for its outdoor thermal pool complex.
The pools are suitable for therapeutic treatments as well as relaxing bathing. Recreational facilities include tramping, fishing, hunting and mountainbiking, and jetboating is popular on the nearby Waiau and Clarence Rivers.
Hanmer Health & Fitness Centre wraps, relaxation, sports massage, spa pedicure, aquasize and gym facilities ,
Garden House Cafe - all day dining, light lunches, a la carte evening dining and bar facilities
Disabled facilities including an aqualift
Hanmer Springs thermal reserve is open daily .