The RegionRSS

From rugged coastlines to inland alpine villages and rocky limestone outcrops to lush green forests, the Hurunui is a beautiful, diverse region with plenty to explore. Visitors, quite simply, love it.

Whether you're after a relaxing, indulgent break of wineries, award-winning eateries, New Zealand's most popular thermal pools and spa treatments or a non-stop adventure of bungy jumping, jet boating, hiking, skiing, hunting and fishing – the Hurunui will give you the holiday you deserve.

You'll discover some amazing places. Enormous steel sculptures have transformed an old Waipara quarry into an incredible art gallery. Breathtaking gardens await you in Hawarden. Historic steam trains chug through surreal limestone formations in the Weka Pass while Cathedral like cliffs will stun you in Gore Bay.

So...get excited. The Hurunui is a holiday experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

 

Amberley & Leithfield

You’ll find Amberley and Leithfield at the southern end of the Hurunui distric…

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Cheviot & Gore Bay

Small and friendly are two words that spring to mind when you visit Cheviot and …

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Culverden & Hurunui

Travel along State Highway 7 and you'll soon come across the small settlement of…

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Gore Bay Tourist Drive

In the Hurunui District there is a little known gem - 'The Gore Bay Tourist Driv…

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Greta Valley & Motunau Beach

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Hurunui are Greta Valley and Motunau Beach.…

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Hanmer Springs

New Zealand’s alpine spa village has long been a favourite destination and it'…

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Hawarden & Waikari

Travelling via State Highway 7 to Waikari is one of the most scenic road trips i…

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Mt Lyford

On the stunning Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route, you will find the charmin…

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St James Conservation Area

The stunning St James Conservation Area is a 78,000 hectare reserve with excepti…

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Waiau & Rotherham

Waiau is a picturesque village with a Village Green at the heart of the township…

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Waipara Valley

Don’t look for a village or a town square when you arrive in the Waipara Valle…

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