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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

  • The Chalets Motel

    The Chalets Motel

    10 STAND-ALONE CHALETS ALL WITH AMAZING VIEWS

    • Unique ~ Separat ...
    • Gore Bay Lodge

      Gore Bay Lodge

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

    • Black Estate

      Black Estate

      Black Estate is a remarkable place for wine.

      Family owned, the Tastin ...

    • Woodbank Park Cottages

      Woodbank Park Cottages

      Your delightful Hanmer Springs accommodation at Woodbank Park Cottages compri ...

    • Weka Pass Railway

      Weka Pass Railway

      Depending on the time of the year you will either travel by A428 a Pacific Cl ...

    • Corianders Ethnic Indian Restaurant

      Corianders Ethnic Indian Restaurant

      Welcome from Amardeep Singh.

      We invite you to a very delightful, plea ...

    • Kokiri B&B

      Kokiri B&B

      Set in the quiet countryside, our 100 year old colonial home offers a self co ...

    • Select Braemar Lodge & Spa

      Select Braemar Lodge & Spa

      With outstanding views across the Hanmer Valley towards the mountains, this l ...

    • Alpine Horse Safaris

      Alpine Horse Safaris

      Guided pack trips from 2 hours to 12 days through the North Canterbury high c ...

    • Hurunui Village

      Hurunui Village

      New and full of luxurious charm and quality.

      Relax and unwind, sit on ...

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