Wellness in Waimakariri
People in Christchurch and Canterbury like to look after themselves. Spa & Wellness in Christchurch offers a good range of facilities, although the most luxurious are outside the city, and further north into the hills.
Christchurch Spa & Wellness facilities make the most of the natural gifts on the doorstep. Many places in Christchurch CBD were affected by the 2011 earthquakes, because the larger spas were contained within the bigger hotels around Cathedral Square. You'll still find the smaller, boutique wellness centres unaffected, in suburbs like Merivale and Riccarton, but the end of 2012 should see most places either back to normal, or relocated. Outside Christchurch, the thermal reserve at Hanmer Springs is the obvious place to head for. It's full of hot springs and mud pools and you can get a whole body makeover here, courtesy of Mother Nature. There are also a number of luxury resorts around Canterbury, which will service your every need, if you can spare the cash.