Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Hanmer Springs announces name for new waterslide

Hanmer Springs announces name for new waterslide
July 31, 2019

A key element of its current $4.5 million development, the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has announced that its new hydroslide/waterslide is to be known as the Conical Thrill - a play on the name of one of the village's most well-known natural attractions, Conical Hill.

The naming follows a public competition that saw more than 2000 people help name the new 13.5-metre ride, with other options including the Hanmer Halfpipe and Cloud Rider.

Set to open in November, Conical Thrill will send riders shooting down a winding hydroslide in two-person tubes, down a steep drop and up a near-vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness before heading back down the slide.

It will attach to the existing hydroslide tower and sit next to the SuperBowl.

Commenting on the naming, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa General Manager Graeme Abbot stated “it's a great nod to Conical Hill a landmark we all love with its amazing panoramic views."

Along with the hydroslide/waterslide, five new thermal pools are also under development at the South Island attraction.

Related Articles

12th July 2019 - World’s new longest waterslide set to open at Malaysia’s Escape Park

18th April 2019 - Hanmer Springs adopt green approach to installing new thermal pools

20th February 2019 - Hanmer Springs granted consent for new aquatic ride and thermal pools

24th May 2017 - New Skills Active qualification gives trainees a grounding in sport and recreation values

18th November 2016 - Reopened Hanmer Springs welcomes visitors

14th November 2016 - Business as usual for Christchurch following South Island earthquake

31st August 2015 - Hanmer Springs unveils plans for European-style luxury day spa

11th October 2011 - Key factors for successful and sustainable small tourism destinations

27th January 2011 - Water Rides Boost Hanmer Springs Performance

1st July 2010 - Green Light for Hanmer Springs Pool and Spa Development

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces


Supreme Heating

Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation



Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology


AIS Water

AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology


Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues



Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness



We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness



PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business