We spent 2 nights in Hanmer Springs where there's a huge (commercialized) hot spring and pool area. We had a great time 2 afternoons there and one morning Conrad took the older two kids on a hike up Mt. Isobel.
Such a fun time and a great way to end off our South Island tour! Just before the end of the day Sebastian bashed his chin on the splash park and it was pretty gaping. Thankfully the head lifeguard was able to steri-strip it and cover it with a waterproof bandage so he could play a bit more. They even let him have a ride on the slide with Dad (even though we hadn't paid for them and he was too young) to make him feel better. He'll have a good scar though I'm sure!