The taste of the Hurunui

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 in the North Canterbury Wine Region and enjoy tantalising local flavours, with some of the best views in New Zealand.

If you’re keen to put your own chef’s hat on using local produce, head to the Amberley Farmer's 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.


MADE NORTH CANTERBURY is a platform to showcase the diverse food and drink grown, made, reared and caught here in our region. We shine a light on the amazing food and drink experiences that are here, from local restaurants, cafés, bars, on-farm visits, to farmers’ markets, tours and culinary classes.

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Amberley Farmers Market

The place to find delicious country fare, seasonal treats and a great community spirit.

Amberley Farmers Market, every Saturday morning, 9 till 12.30 pm

(in front of the Hurunui District Council Chambers)

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The coolest little wine region in the country

North Canterbury Wine Region

Sweeping plains and rolling meadows, stunning mountain backdrops, world-class restaurants bursting with fresh local food, and an abundance of elegant and expressive wine – Welcome to the North Canterbury Wine Region in the Hurunui.

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