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 starts just a 45 minute drive from Christchurch.

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Experience the Hurunui

Things to see & do in the Hurunui

  • Cheviot Motels and Holiday Park

    Cheviot Motels and Holiday Park

    "The Quiet One"

    Set on 5 tranquil acres away from the busy State High ...

  • 8 On Oregon

    8 On Oregon

    Located on the slopes of Conical Hill. Wake up and experience the best views ...

  • Ula Hanmer Springs

    Ula Hanmer Springs

    Men's and women's fashion & streetwear clothing & accessories.

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  • Clear Ridge Apartments

    Clear Ridge Apartments

    Clear Ridge has a Qualmark 5 star rating.

    Each apartment has 2 bedroo ...

  • Crossroads Gallery

    Crossroads Gallery

    Contemporary original art by a variety of revered NZ Artists. Regular exhibit ...

  • Waipara Sleepers

    Waipara Sleepers

    Waipara Sleepers delivers a unique experience, providing accommodation in a s ...

  • Magpies Rest Cafe

    Magpies Rest Cafe

    The Magpies Rest Café is a family business on the south side of Cheviot. We ...

  • Marchmont Gardens

    Marchmont Gardens

    A voyage of discovery awaits when you travel to Hanmer Springs and stay at Ma ...

  • Gore Bay Lodge

    Gore Bay Lodge

    Self contained motel style unit - Bed and Breakfast. One self contained stand ...

  • Cheviot Four Square Supermarket

    Cheviot Four Square Supermarket

    Cheviot Four Square Supermarket caters for all your grocery needs. We stock a ...