Explore the North Canterbury Wine Region

New Zealand’s Pantry….Right here.

A food producer’s paradise

With an ideal climate and soil, forests rich with wild game, market gardens, farms, truffières, rivers and coastlines, the Waipara Valley will tantalise you with exceptional local fare and awarding-winning wine. 

Local restaurants and cafes throughout the region champion the fresh, seasonal and unique ingredients grown in the Hurunui. Venison, beef and seafood … honey, olive oils and organic fruit and vegetables. North Canterbury’s own truffiere is even hidden amongst the region’s rolling hills!

Whether you have a day or a month, whether you want to be waited on or forage for your own local delicacies, New Zealand’s pantry is right here in the Hurunui.

The coolest little wine region

North Canterbury Wine Region

The North Canterbury Wine Region boasts more than 90 vineyards, most of them independently owned by this close-knit community. Stop in at the more than 20 cellar doors and 10 vineyard restaurants offering food and wine in harmony with North Canterbury’s stunning backdrop.

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Getting Here

The Waipara Valley is a short 45-minute drive from Christchurch and one of New Zealand’s premier wine growing areas filled with exciting attractions.

Waipara Valley

The North Canterbury wine region is an Aladdin’s cave of geologically rich areas brimming with limestone, moa bones and fossils. Award-winning wineries, stunning scenic walkways and delicacy-producing farms are all here.

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This is a place like nowhere else in the world - where mountains spectacularly meet the sea. Magnificent wildlife is plentiful and exciting adventures and fascinating history await you. This is New Zealand’s eco-tourism capital and under three hours' drive from Christchurch.

Hanmer Springs

New Zealand's alpine spa village is a haven of both relaxation and adventure. For more than a century visitors have sought the rejuvenating tonic of this beautiful town.

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Greymouth is a town with a history of jade hunting, gold mining and dramatic river floods.


Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration and creativity thrive. Picture amazing street art, innovative projects, a booming hospitality scene and state-of-the-art architecture that is changing the way the city looks, feels and functions.

Christchurch Airport

The primary gateway to the South Island, Christchurch Airport has an award-winning terminal which attracts more than 6.5 million passengers a year, connecting Christchurch with the rest of the world. There's plenty of places to eat, shop and relax while you await flights.

Christchurch Airport

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Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

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Phone: +64 3 315 0000
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