Drive, eat, explore
Hurunui might just qualify as the ultimate holiday spot in New Zealand’s South Island, with its plethora of wineries, eateries, day spas, thermal pools, adventure, hiking, fishing and scenery.
It’s in close travel proximity to Christchurch, making it ideal for a day trip, a weekend away or just a Sunday drive. Check out some of these:
More than 600 events happen annually in the Waimakariri District alone.
The calendar includes everything from farmers’ markets and family-friendly events to sporting events, live music and food and wine festivals.
North Canterbury offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities, with sandy beaches, estuaries and rivers for fishing, boating and rafting, and picturesque foothills and mountains for tramping. Walking tracks, bike trails and recreation areas are also found in abundance.
Wine & food trail
The region is home to an increasing number of touring routes whether travelling by bicycle or vehicle.
The North Canterbury Wine and Food Trail is popular among these, as are visits to the regions artisan food producers, boutique eateries and even a craft beer enterprise.