Welcome to a magical place...

Located on the east coast of the South Island, the Hurunui is an incredible place to explore.

From rugged coastlines and sandy beaches to inland alpine villages and lush green forests - the natural beauty of the area is overwhelming.

Add to that, New Zealand's largest natural thermal pools' complex, pods of sperm whales and an internationally renowned wine region and this becomes a destination you cannot miss.

The Hurunui is rich in accomodation, activities and eateries.  Best of all, it is just a 45 minute drive from Christchurch so getting here is easy...leaving will not be.

Experience the Hurunui

Things to see & do in the Hurunui

  • Culverden Bakery

    Culverden Bakery

    Amazing pies and great cakes.  Well worth stopping to check them ou ...

  • Ataahua Wines

    Ataahua Wines

    Wine by mail order, please see our website. To visit the winery please phone ...

  • Settlers Motel

    Settlers Motel

    Best value 5 star experience in Hanmer Springs

  • Spa Lodge Motel

    Spa Lodge Motel

    Spa Lodge Motel comprises 11 spacious, comfortable and sunny units: 2xstudio ...

  • Molesworth Farm Tours

    Molesworth Farm Tours

    Explore NZs largest high country farm by 4WD or Mountain bike.

    All se ...

  • Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs

    Bella Vista Motel...

    Business or pleasure - whatever the reason for visiting our picturesque Alpin ...

  • Cheltenham House

    Cheltenham House

    Set on extensive grounds 200m from the Thermal Pools, restaurants & fores ...

  • Pines Holiday Park

    Pines Holiday Park

    A family park situated 600 metres from the village and thermal pools adjacent ...

  • Stash Palace

    Stash Palace

    The Home of Embroidery Retreats in Hanmer Springs

    Fabulous Getaway Re ...

  • Possum & Pams Giftware

    Possum & Pams Giftware

    POSSUM & PAMS GIFTWARE not to be missed on your travels!!

    Whether ...

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