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Welcome to a magical place...

Located in the east of New Zealand's South Island, the Hurunui is an incredible place.

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

The jewel in its crown is the alpine spa village of Hanmer Springs, a relaxing and tranquil spot with all of the best New Zealand has to offer - from stunning scenery to adrenalin filled activities (including bungy jumping!).  The village is also home to the country's largest natural thermal pools complex an exceptionally popular attraction.

Add to that, the internationally renowned wine region Waipara Valley, and the Hurunui becomes a destination you cannot miss.

Best of all, the area is rich in accommodation, activities and eateries and is just a 45 minute drive from Christchurch.

Experience the Hurunui

Things to see & do in the Hurunui

  • Pegasus Bay Winery

    Pegasus Bay Winery

    Pegasus Bay is owned and operated by the Donaldson Family who were pioneers o ...

  • Culverden Bakery

    Culverden Bakery

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

  • Torlesse Wines

    Torlesse Wines

    Torlesse Wines takes its name from an early Canterbury resident, surveyor and ...

  • Waipara Hills

    Waipara Hills

    Established in 2001, Waipara Hills is an award winning wine range from the So ...

  • Cheviot Hotel & Motels

    Cheviot Hotel & Motels

    We offer a large range of modern facilities including a recently developed ca ...

  • Hanmer Springs i-SITE Visitor Centre

    Hanmer Springs i-SITE Visitor Centre

    i-SITE is New Zealands Official Visitor Information Network. We offer a full ...

  • Harrogate Gardens Motel

    Harrogate Gardens Motel

    Just two Spacious units, in a quiet, beautiful garden setting, close to therm ...

  • Culverden Court Motels

    Culverden Court Motels

    Situated directly across the road from the Culverden golf club, a 5 minute wa ...

  • Bishops Head Wines

    Bishops Head Wines

    Bishops Head is a boutique winery found in the Waipara Valley at the northern ...

  • Riverview Lodge

    Riverview Lodge

    Riverview Lodge, overlooks the Hanmer Springs Basin with spectacular panarami ...

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