Settle in North Canterbury

Sick of the hustle and bustle of a big city? Want to live a slower, simpler life?

Every month, we highlight the best things to do when visiting North Canterbury. This time, we reveal some of the benefits of joining the North Canterbury community.

In this part of the region, a genuine sense of belonging thrives, amplified by regular community events that bring residents together.

City life not too far
With the cosmopolitan allure of Christchurch city centre just a stone’s throw away, North Canterbury offers the rare privilege of enjoying a rural pace without sacrificing access to urban amenities.

Affordable housing
A notable fact that might sway you to relocate to North Canterbury is that it offers comparatively affordable housing to the rest of New Zealand.

A nature oasis
If you are a nature junkie, the area is an excellent place to lap up all the greenery and fresh air you need to get through the work week. You can swim, boat, fish, hike, surf, hunt, and more.

Live your dream lifestyle
Imagine making a home in a cosy beach bach in Woodend or Waikuku, with easy access to nearby beaches. Join a few local community groups, enjoy the beautiful park-like surroundings of the Pegasus golf club, or embrace your crafty side with pottery, and painting classes.

Wine for days
One of North Canterbury’s crowning jewels is its wine scene. The Waipara Valley, a wine lover’s dream, boasts world-class vineyards producing exquisite wines. Many of them have cellar door outlets, and food options.

Café culture
Throughout the region, North Canterbury is home to numerous small eating and drinking establishments, offering great coffee, tempting cabinet food and more.

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