Hurunui Tourism is a district tourism organisation (DTO) that is tasked by Hurunui District Council to market the Hurunui district.

From our current marketing plan our objectives will be based on the following core strategies as taken from the Hurunui District Tourism Strategy 2015-2020:

  • To feature Hanmer Springs as a key product of the region
  • To feature Waipara Valley as a key product of the region
  • To continue to support and enhance tourism in the entire Hurunui district by working alongside operators and identifying opportunities.


Introducing the Hurunui Tourism Board

Chair: Janice Fredric
Members: Mayor Winton Dalley, Cr Jason Fletcher, Cr Marie Black, Cr Dick Davison, Geoff Shier (representative Waipara Valley North Canterbury Winegrowers Inc), Christian Chester (representative Hanmer Springs Business Association) and Grant Lilly (Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Management Committee).
Secretary: Maree Hare
Hurunui Tourism Staff: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Tourism Marketing Officer) and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Marketing Manager)

The Hurunui Tourism Board is a committee of the Hurunui District Council and you will find our meeting agendas and minutes on the council website.


2017 Meeting Dates

  • 20 February - Cheviot
  • 1 May - Mt Lyford
  • 19 June - Amberley
  • 21 August - Amberley
  • 16 October - Waipara
  • 18 December - Hanmer Springs


Post Earthquake Reponse Updates - Hanmer Springs 


What's all the fuss about with famils?

Famils are an essential part of the work that Hurunui Tourism, Tourism New Zealand and Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism (CCT) does. CCT have written two handy guides to understanding the famils or 'familiarisation tours'.

Famils 101 - Learning the Basics

Famils 102 - Best practice / Expectations


Interesting News Articles or Media Releases

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) - Key Tourism Statistics


Tourism 2025

Written by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA), Tourism 2025 is a framework to unite New Zealand's large and diverse tourism industry and ignite strong, aspirational economic growth.  Check out the summary document.  


Check out:  Hurunui Tourism Marketing Opportunities

Check out:  Hurunui Tourism Plans and Strategies