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Ensor 6 Berth Family Cabin — Nightly

A purpose built block of 24 cabins with a mixture of family-style cabins and 4-share cabins, attractively arranged around a grassy courtyard.

The Family 6 Berth Cabin has a double bed and 2 sets of single bunks in each room.

You will have use of the communal Kitchen and Bathrooms.

Please note this room does not have sole use of a Kitchen or Bathroom

Ideal for school groups, families and groups of friends

What to bring:

- Bedding (sleeping bag, sheets, blankets or duvet and a pillowcase)

- Pillows are provided.

- Linen can be hired at a cost of $8 per set.

- Cutlery and crockery

- Personal belongings, soap and towels.

- Tea towels and dish wash liquid

1 Double 2 sets of single bunks

4

Ngahere / Self conatined unit — Nightly

Fully self-contained motel-style unit at the camp named Ngahere

This unit was added in 2006 and are attached to the Abilities Lodge. It can be booked independently or for use with the Lodge. Interconnecting doors can be unlocked to give access into the main Lodge.

The Ngahere unit has a queen bed, we can also add an extra single fold out bed to this room if required.

The unit has kitchenette facilities, microwave, fridge and crockery and cooking utensils as well as open-plan ensuite bathroom with shower/toilet facilities for wheelchair access. The queen-size bed is made up with linen and towels are provided in this unit.

1 Double bed - 1 fold out couch

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Matariki / Self contained unit — Nightly

Fully self-contained motel-style unit at the camp named Matariki..

This unit was added in 2006 and are attached to the Abilities Lodge. It can be booked independently or for use with the Lodge. Interconnecting doors can be unlocked to give access into the main Lodge.

The Matariki unit has a queen bed and a fold-out double sofa bed, we can also add an extra single fold out bed to this room if required.

The unit has a kitchenette facilities, microwave, fridge and crockery and cooking utensils as well as open-plan ensuite bathroom with shower/toilet facilities for wheelchair access. The queen-size bed are made up with linen and towels are provided in these units.

1 Double bed - 1 single - 1 fold out couch

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Ensor 4 Berth Family Cabin — Nightly

A purpose built block of 24 cabins with a mixture of family-style cabins and 4-share cabins, attractively arranged around a grassy courtyard.

The Family 4 Berth Cabin has a double bed and a set of single bunks in each room.

You will have use of the communal Kitchen and Bathrooms.

Please note this room does not have sole use of a Kitchen or Bathroom.

Ideal for school groups, families and groups of friends

What to bring:

- Bedding (sleeping bag, sheets, blankets or duvet and a pillowcase)

- Pillows are provided.

- Linen can be hired at a cost of $8 per set.

- Cutlery and crockery

- Personal belongings, soap and towels.

- Tea towels and dish wash liquid

1 Double 1 sets of single bunks

4

Ensor Single 4 Berth Bunk Cabin — Nightly

A purpose built block of 24 cabins with a mixture of family-style cabins and 4-share cabins, attractively arranged around a grassy courtyard.

The Twin Bunk Cabin has 2 sets of single bunks in each room.

You will have use of the communal Kitchen and Bathrooms.

Please note these rooms do not come with sole use of a bathroom or kitchen.

Ideal for school groups, families and groups of friends

What to bring:

- Bedding (sleeping bag, sheets, blankets or duvet and a pillowcase)

- Pillows are provided.

- Linen can be hired at a cost of $8 per set.

- Cutlery and crockery

- Personal belongings, soap and towels.

- Tea towels and dish wash liquid

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Twin Forestry Hut — Nightly

The Foresty Huts are the old single gentlemen huts from the forestry days. These huts are perfect for someone looking for cheap accommodation and enjoys the history of the huts.

You have use of the shared kitchen/dining rooms and shower block amenities. These huts do not have sole use of a Kitchen or bathroom.

The Huts are powered and include a wall heater.

The hut consits of 2 single beds, due to the size of the huts unfortunatly the beds are unable to be joined together.

2 single beds

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Double Forestry Hut — Nightly

The Forestry Huts are the old single gentlemen huts from the forestry days. These huts are perfect for someone looking for cheap accommodation and enjoys the history of the huts.

You have use of the shared kitchen/dining rooms and shower block amenities. These huts do not have sole use of a Kitchen or bathroom.

The Huts are powered and include a wall heater.

The hut consists of a Double bed and a bedside table.

1 double bed

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Tent — Nightly

A large area of the camp is available for camping. The tenting area has 23 large sites. Lots of space to spread out and enjoy the surroundings. Numerous big trees provide shelter from the sun. All our sites are unpowered - there are NO powered sites available.

The Campground offers peaceful,large and shady sites suitable for families, groups and individuals.

The campsite is ideal for well supervised groups and school camps and can be combined with the use of one of our kitchen/lounge areas if required. Noisy and unruly groups will be asked to leave. Quiet time is 10pm- 7.30am

As with the rest of the Forest Camp, the campground is completely smoke-free. There is a designated smoking area by the front entrance.

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Hanmer Springs Forest Camp was established in the early 1950’s as a New Zealand Forest Service single men’s camp. It was originally used as the base for the NZ Forest Service timber treatment plant.

In 1977 when the NZ Forest Service ceased operation on the site, a Trust was formed from local residents and the Rotary Club of Papanui. For a peppercorn rental they agreed to manage the site and develop the buildings for recreational, educational and environmental purposes.

The members of the newly formed Hanmer Springs Forest Camp Trust set about fund raising to make the buildings habitable as a school camp. In 1979 St. Marks School was the first user of the camp.

The facilities 30 years ago were extremely basic. However the aspiration of that far-sighted committee has proved to be a hugely successful venture. Initially the committee did all the work, including fundraising, building, sewing, cleaning, coercing prospective clients, promoting, taking the bookings and instructing the children in forestry, but as time went on, the need for paid staff to be onsite became a priority.

As more groups and schools came to use the camp's facilities, the Trust decided to build a multiple cabin lodge to upgrade the accommodation. The Ensor Lodge (built in 2002) consists of a variety of family-style cabins and bunk rooms. Most of the Ensor Lodge cabins can be easily accessed by wheelchair and two disability toilet/shower rooms were added to the Ensor Lodge with that in mind.

The Abilities Lodge (built in 1986, and refurbished in 2006) is another of the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp's unique accommodation options and was purposely built for people with disabilities. Two Self-Contained Units have since been added to the lodge, making the entire accommodation facility unique for the South Island.



Hanmer Springs Forest Camp is still run by a Board of Trustees that meet every 2 months to oversee the workings of the camp and manage new projects. A mixture of Hanmer residents and Christchurch folk, the committee share a common vision for the camp.

If you are interested in joining the Board of Trustees, volunteering your help or just keen to call in and see what we do.... Please contact us.

Check-In Time

Between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Check-Out Time

10:00 am

Reception Hours

9am - 8pm

Payment Policy

Payment is to be paid on Arrival and in full if not paid at the time of booking.

Please note there will be a 2.5% surcharge added to all credit card payments.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation - a full refund will be given with at least 24 hours notice, for any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice full payment is required and will be charged along with those who do not show up.
Please note there will be a 2.5% surcharge added to all credit card payments being charged.

Check In Policy

Check in time from 2pm.
Check out time is no later than 10am.
Office Hours are between 8.30am and 8pm.
We do not offer refunds if you change your mind or shorten your stay.

Our camp is Smoke-free and Vape-free, you can only smoke in the designated smoking area.

There is a fee of $200 for any smoking or vaping in any other area of the camp other than the designated area.

We are a family orientated/ kids school camp, therefore please respect this and keep noise to a minimum between 10pm and 8am.

No loud or unruly behaviour, drunkenness, parties etc will be tolerated. You may be asked to leave the camp.

Any loss or damage of a room key will incur a $30.00 charge.

Any missing Pillows or pillow covers will have a replacement charge of $10.00

Any damage, vandalism or theft towards the Forest Camp, will result in your card on file being charged for replacement/repair or cleaning.

The use of ALL motorbikes/motorised Go carts for recreational use is strictly prohibited within the Campground, unless arranged with Management prior.

All visitors must leave the park by 10pm
No gang patches or gang affiliation is to be shown or worn while on site.
No dogs or pets on site or in vehicles.

All undue noise to be reported to staff immediately – tomorrow is too late. Use the emergency phone at reception.