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

  • Black Estate

    Black Estate

    Black Estate is a remarkable place for wine.

    Family owned, the Tastin ...

  • Cheviot Golf Club

    Cheviot Golf Club

    This unique 12-hole course is set on flat land with views to the Kaikoura Mou ...

  • Alpine Springs Motel

    Alpine Springs Motel

    Run personally by resident proprietors Robert and Rhian Sluggett, Alpine Spri ...

  • Mt Lyford Lodge

    Mt Lyford Lodge

    Ever stayed in a log building before?? Well how about New Zealand's largest l ...

  • Spa Lodge Motel

    Spa Lodge Motel

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

  • Pines Holiday Park

    Pines Holiday Park

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

  • The Port Coastal Bed and Breakfast

    The Port Coastal Bed and Breakfast

    The Port is a well appointed cliff-top three bedroom home with uninterrupted ...

  • Drifters Inn

    Drifters Inn

    Drifters Inn is centrally located, opposite the thermal pools and is handy to ...

  • Leithfield Lodge

    Leithfield Lodge

    Stay in a rural and peaceful environment and choose from:

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