Keep an eye out in every township for the local tea rooms. This is where you’ll get your fill of good old-fashioned Kiwi service, and perhaps a classic cheese roll or two.
As you reach Waipara in North Canterbury, take in the pleasing aesthetic of row after row of vines. With more than 90 mostly independently-owned vineyards, Waipara is thriving on the global wine scene.
Savour a drop of some of the country’s finest wines and enjoy tantalising local flavours, with some of the best views in New Zealand and friendly down to earth service.
If you’re keen to put your own chef’s hat on using local produce, head to the Amberley market, held every Saturday.
Hurunui produces some of New Zealand's best beef, venison, seafood, organic fruit and vegetables, olive oils, breads, cheese and honey. This market is a great place to see, taste and buy.
Everything from fresh produce, to handmade breads, to lavender and olive oils along with meats, seafood and small goods is on sale. Follow the sublime aromas and sample it all.