Jacks and Jollies Passes

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This is an awesome 25km ride right out of Hanmer Township that is achievable by most levels of mountain bikers. The hardest part of the ride being the sustained hill climb up Jacks Pass.  The ride circumnavigates Mt Isobel and is best probably in a clockwise direction heading out of town on Jacks Pass Road.

It is very easy route find on this route just remember to keep turning right.  Firstly, after about 1km on Jacks Pass Road turn right at the sign for Hamner Skifield which will take you on a climb for your first crossing of the ridge over Jacks Pass at 800m elevation (total vertical rise of 620 meters).

Once over the pass turn right at Clarence River riding along the back of Mt Isobel through spectacular high country and tussocklands for about 11 kilometers, before right again at Jollies Pass Road and back over the ridge on the other side of Mt Isobel.

Follow Jollies Pass Road thorough the forest and back to town.

Village Lake Apartments
Village Lake Apartments is Hanmer Springs newest Premiere Luxury Apartment complex comprising of 9 x 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartments and 4 x 3 Bedroom Luxury Suites.
Heritage Hanmer Springs
A beautifully restored historic building set in landscaped grounds, Heritage Hanmer Springs offers the best of comfort and facilities in a range of spacious rooms for couples and self-contained 3-bedroom villas for families or groups.
Select Braemar Lodge and Spa
Escape, Embrace, Experience
Select Braemar Lodge and Spa is a 5 star property nestled in the hills overlooking the Hanmer Springs valley.
Settlers Motel
Soak up the luxury in the heart of the village
SETTLERS MOTEL is a luxury motel carefully designed for your comfort and privacy. With relaxing decor and quality fittings and furnishings, you can be assured of a totally rejuvenating holiday, short break or romantic weekend away in superb accommodation which has that special touch.
Hanmer Springs Forest Camp
Hanmer Springs Forest Camp is a great venue for school camps, group accommodation, conferences and family holidays. There are a range of cabins, self contained units, self catering kitchens and a fully accessible lodge. We also offer a spacious campground, family cabins and self-contained motel style units.
Jack in the Green Backpackers
Le Gite is a comfortable, cosy and warm place to relax and regain your energy after a long, hard day of the bike!
Phone Number: 03 315 5111
Hanmer View Bed and Breakfast and Holiday Apartments
Purpose built to ensure our guests enjoy a quite, relaxing stay in warm, spacious luxury rooms.
Hanmer View B&B and Holiday Apartments - enjoying stunning panoramic views of the Hanmer Springs village, Hanmer Basin and mountains.
Phone Number: 03 3157947
Cheltenham House
Phone Number: 03 315 7545
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Built of natural Stone and timbers, Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motels offers to its guests modern spacious clean units.
Phone Number: 03 315 7419
Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs
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Phone Number: 0800 235 528
Hanmer Holiday Homes
Hanmer Holiday Homes has been operating since 2001 and offers the largest range of holiday home accommodation in Hanmer Springs. Our homes range from economic to extravagant and will suit all your accommodation needs.
Phone Number: 033157336
Drifters Inn
Quality Accommodation in Hanmer Springs
Drifter's Inn offers the comfort and personal service of an alpine lodge along with all the convenience of motel accommodation. Centrally located in the heart of the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs, just 80 metres from New Zealand's finest thermal spa and hot springs, Drifters Inn is the ideal place...
Phone Number: 033157554
Chalets Motel
Safe bike storage available!
Relax and enjoy your own private, quiet Chalet, with breathtaking views from inside and out. Each Chalet has its own carpark with space for mountainbikes on your covered patio. You also have an option to house your bikes in a lockup garage if you wish.
Phone Number: 0800 315 709
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
The natural place to unwind – a world class spa experience set in a unique alpine environment just 90 minutes drive from Christchurch.
Phone Number: 03 315 0000

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