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Hanmer Springs Forest Camp
The next Jesus Week is from 2pm Sunday 7th October to 12 noon Saturday 13th October 2012 at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, set in the middle of beautiful Hanmer Forest, less than 2 hours from Christchurch. 
Conference registration includes 6 nights accommodation with 3 meals per day;  one complimentary pass to Hanmer's hot pools (top left picture);  and free wireless internet (low volume).  There are many walking tracks in the surrounding forest and mountains (top middle) ranging from very easy to strenuous.
The accommodation options are:
  • family bunkrooms (one double bed and 2-4 single bunks; bottom right picture);
  • basic single cabins (sleeps one comfortably, two at a squash, not pictured);
  • spacious self-contained units with double bed (bottom middle picture;  costs an extra $125 for the week if it's for 2 people or an extra $250 if it's for 1 person);
  • sleep out (half price registration but organise your own accommodation in Hanmer).
Getting there:  Hanmer is 133km north of Christchurch, which is 1:45 drive.  Take the Main North Road and Highway 1 north from Christchurch, then after 50km turn left at Waipara onto Highway 7, signposted to Hanmer Springs and West Coast.  Drive 61km then turn right at the sign to Hanmer.  After 9km you will be in Hanmer township;  at the far end of its main avenue, turn right onto Jollies Pass Road.  Drive 2.4km down this road and Hanmer Springs Forest Camp will be on your left.
We ask people to indicate if they will be driving from Christchurch with a spare seat in their car, or if they need a lift from Christchurch, and we will try to to match rides with lifts.
If you’re flying in to Christchurch Airport and would like help getting to Hanmer, please let us know your arrival details, and we will do our best to help.