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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

  • Hurunui Village

    Hurunui Village

    New and full of luxurious charm and quality.

    Relax and unwind, sit on ...

  • Spoon Cafe

    Spoon Cafe

    Café with deli style food, pizzas, burgers, fish & chips catering for gl ...

  • The Decadent Fudge Co.

    The Decadent Fudge Co.

    Sue and Mick O'Callaghan only started The Decadent Fudge Co a short time ago, ...

  • Red Post Cafe

    Red Post Cafe

    Tea and coffee, light meals, relaxing and wonderful atmosphere.

    A pic ...

  • Delhaven Motels & Caravan Park

    Delhaven Motels & Caravan Park

    Excellent stopover 45mins north of Christchurch, Hanmer Springs (55mins) and ...

  • LifeStyles Hanmer Springs

    LifeStyles Hanmer Springs

    Selling one of the biggest ranges of swimwear you'll find anywhere. Also sell ...

  • Bishops Head Wines

    Bishops Head Wines

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

  • Pines Holiday Park

    Pines Holiday Park

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

  • Hanmer Resort Motel

    Hanmer Resort Motel

    Welcome to Hanmer Springs most central, affordable motel in the heart of the ...

  • Amazing Days

    Amazing Days

    Specialising in events throughout the Hurunui region.  Conference & ...

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