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Welcome to a Region Like No Other...

Located on the east of New Zealand's South Island, the Hurunui is home to many popular locations. From rugged coastlines and sandy beaches to inland alpine villages and lush green forests - the natural beauty of the area is spectacular.

The most popular destination is New Zealand’s alpine spa village, Hanmer Springs, a relaxing and tranquil spot with all that you expect from a kiwi holiday... from stunning scenery to adrenalin filled activities (including bungy jumping!). The village is also home to the country's largest natural thermal pools complex, which is an award-winning and 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 it all starts just a 45 minute drive from Christchurch.

 

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A is for Amberley

Located at the southern end of the Hurunui district and only 45 minutes from Christchurch’s International Airport.

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Amberley Farmers Market

... Same market, new name! The Waipara Valley Farmers Market is now the Amberley Farmers Market.

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Become a wine connoisseur: Our top spots

 

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Camp like a Kiwi

It’s one of the great kiwi tradition’s over summer, and one many families look forward to all year. 

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Cheviot: a hidden secret

 

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Finding your way around the Waipara Valley

 

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Hanmer Springs - The Ultimate Family Destination

Cheap fun for the whole family is easy to find at Hanmer Springs. 

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Hanmer Springs Forest Heritage Area

 

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Hurunui’s Top 5 Kiwi Baches

 

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Introducing Katy Pakinga

A self-proclaimed ‘gypsy’ is feeling right at home in Hanmer Springs nearly a year after moving to the heart of the Hurunui.

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