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

  • Waikari Tearooms

    Waikari Tearooms

    Country tearooms. Gluten free food available.

    Sandwiches, pies, savou ...

  • Up The Garden Path

    Up The Garden Path

    Welcome to Up The Garden Path, Hanmer Springs largest gift shop.

    We p ...

  • Settlers Motel

    Settlers Motel

    Best value 5 star experience in Hanmer Springs

  • Bishops Head Wines

    Bishops Head Wines

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

  • Hanmer Springs Foodway

    Hanmer Springs Foodway

    For all your grocery needs, Open Late, opposite Pools

    WE STOCK: Wide ...

  • Waipara Hills

    Waipara Hills

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

  • Culverden Golf Club

    Culverden Golf Club

    Nine hole course situated on the beautiful countryside of the Amuri Basin wit ...

  • Little Vintage Espresso

    Little Vintage Espresso

    Amberley's newest cafe, located in the centre of town at 20 Markham Street. G ...

  • Hurunui River Retreat

    Hurunui River Retreat

    Hurunui River Retreat is the perfect place for a relaxing break.

    Situ ...

  • The Woolshed at Tipapa

    The Woolshed at Tipapa

    Cradled in the rolling hills of North Canterbury is Tipapa, an oasis of priva ...

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