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A holiday you will remember for the rest of your life.

With endless coastlines, winding forest trails and charming historic villages, Hurunui is an explorer’s paradise with plenty to surprise and delight all who visit.

Everything you expect from a South Island holiday.

Whether you’re after a relaxing, indulgent break of wineries, award-winning eateries, day spas and thermal pools or a non-stop adventure of bungy jumping, hiking and fishing, the Hurunui is the ultimate holiday spot.

Stretch the legs and your soul.


The Hurunui is Mother Nature’s playground. She really has given us the best of the best.

Indulge and unwind


Hurunui has a long history in wellness. Some visit for a soak in the Hanmer Springs’ famous hot pools, others enjoy the forests and open spaces, but many come for the thriving health and beauty sector.

Create a lifetime of memories

Family Fun

This stunning natural landscape provides the ideal backdrop for an incredible array of activities for every member of the family.

Tantalising food and wine

Wine & Food

Welcome to New Zealand’s pantry. Stop for a slow indulgent lunch, grab a quick delicious homemade treat, and discover new tastes.

Hurunui’s selection of cafes, restaurants, markets, and tea rooms will hit the spot.

Our best kept secrets

Hidden Gems

With cathedral-like cliffs, a log cabin village and high country stations, Hurunui has some incredible undiscovered secrets.

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Visit Hurunui, North Canterbury

You’ll find the Hurunui region just a short 45-minute drive from Christchurch. A great way to see the most of this beautiful region is to head along the Alpine Pacific Touring Route. A 450km journey through the Hurunui heartland, Waipara Valley, Hanmer Springs, and Kaikoura.

Read more about the Hurunui

Still need to know more about our incredible region? We don't blame you! Check out a number of articles and blogs written about Hurunui here.

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Contact Us

42 Amuri Avenue
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Free phone : 0800 442 663 (NZ only)