The Hurunui has been called New Zealand's pantry in the past. It produces some of the country's best food, wine and beer.
Waipara Valley is a food and wine lover's paradise with dozens of vineyards, incredible winery restaurants and a number of quite unique food producers including olive and truffle growers along with an amazing venison farm.
All the region's towns have some amazing cafe's specialising in quality, homegrown dishes making the most of local produce. The coffee is excellent too and the region is also known for some excellent homemade baking to go with it.