Mike Yardley spend a couple of days exploring our amazing backyard
Holiday in the Heartland
Mike Yardley, Publish Date Sat, 19 Sep 2020, 11:05AM
Nestled between Kaikoura and North Canterbury, the Hurunui District embodies the very best attributes of the New Zealand heartland. It’s a region loaded with unexpected scenic surprises, lip-smacking food and beverage and distinctive outdoorsy adventure. From Christchurch, I pointed the car north to the wine region of Waipara, which doubles as the southern entrance into the Hurunui. Just 50 minutes drive from the Garden City, treat yourself to some salubrious vine time, sampling the boutique wine region’s produce and art. Just before the turnoff from SH1 onto SH7, a bountiful pocket of Waipara goodness parades along George’s Road, on the south bank of the Waipara River.