The Waipara Valley doesn't just offer picturesque wineries, but also other awesome attractions like horse trekking, the scenic Weka Pass Railway and a range of relaxing country lodges and accommodation.
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Imagine spending your holiday on one of our exhilarating trail rides in the high country of New Zealand's South Island. Guided horse riding pack trips from two hours to twelve days though the North Canterbury high country. View spectacular scenery: snow-capped mountains, vast river flats, crystal clear lakes and rivers.
Creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. If you have a desire to indulge your senses with spectacular food and gold medal wines during your visit, then this is the itinerary for you - a self-drive tour of New Zealand created specially for lovers of great food and fine wine.
Mobile-friendly - Chauffeurnz.com specialises in transport for the South Island of New Zealand. We are committed to providing ultimate comfort private chauffeur services to meet each client's unique requirements while on holiday or corporate transfers. If you would like to be privately chauffeured in the luxury of Lexus sedans and Mercedes Benz mini vans we are the transport business for you.
Farm To Farm Tours gives you the opportunity to travel throughout New Zealand and the world on tours customised to your needs. We specialise in organising tours for farmers, agribusiness people and others interested in rural life. As well as group tours, we arrange self drive tours, agricultural conferences and events, farm stays and country hospitality experiences.
Hanmer Connection operate a convenient daily shuttle service to Hanmer Springs, a small alpine thermal resort approx two hours from Christchurch. Relax and enjoy a full day exploring this popular town or participate in one of the activities available including Thermal Pools. Stops at intermediate points including Christchurch Airport on request. Comfortable vehicles and highly experienced drivers. Bookings essential.
Mobile-friendly - 'Karetu Downs' is situated approximately 63km north of Christchurch. Relax in comfort, luxury and style at our Boutique Homestead B&B which offers a choice of two guest-rooms both with private ensuites or for larger group/family stay at "Karetu Cottage" the 4 bedroom farmhouse. Stay on a real New Zealand sheep and beef farm. 4WD tours, trail biking, mountain biking, horse-riding.
Mobile-friendly - Only one hours drive from Christchurch, one hour to Hanmer or half hour to Kaikoura - Lovat Downs is your ideal base if you want to try out the region’s wide range of attractions – from the hot pools and skiing in Hamner, to the wine trails and vintage railway in Waipara, to the crayfishing.
Mobile-friendly - Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and operated winery in Canterbury’s Waipara Valley, offering visitors a complete food and wine experience. Their winery restaurant, open 12-noon to 4pm, Thursday to Monday, has been awarded New Zealand’s best winery restaurant 8 times in the past 11 years, and awarded a Chef’s Hat in the 2017 Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards.
Mobile-friendly - A PurePod is a unique, off-the-grid experience in a luxurious glass cabin located in secluded and stunning slices of beautiful New Zealand landscape. Watch the stars above, pull back the glass sliding doors on all three sides and indulge in the beautiful isolation. There are six fabulous PurePod locations from Banks Peninsula to Kaikoura - which will be your favourite?
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Terrace Edge, a boutique family estate in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. We're committed to producing hand-crafted wine from organically grown grapes, table olives & extra virgin olive oil of premium quality. Visit the cellar-door for tastings while experiencing expansive views across the Waipara River. Take a short stroll to the spectacular Syrah block on "the edge".
Waipara Hills is just 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch on SH1. Here you will find a working winery, cellar door and bistro style restaurant. The cellar door offers award-winning Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant with stunning views across the charming courtyard to the vineyards. Personal winery tours are also available.
Waipara Springs is a unique and iconic family-owned and operated award-winning boutique winery and cafe. With 29 years experience in hospitality, we have a wonderful story to share as one of the original wineries and cafes, within the iconic Waipara Valley. Awarded an Excellence rating from Trip Advisor, Open 7-days, we provide our guests a relaxing, picturesque and friendly experience.
An historic rural railway using both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives on 12.8 km of spectacular scenic line through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass out of Waipara, approximately 60km north of Christchurch. Public trains run every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, every Sunday in January and most public holidays.
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The Bog St Patrick's Day
Where: The Bog, Christchurch
Address: 50 Victoria St, Christchurch
From: 9:00am on Sunday 17th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Monday 18th March 2019
Grave of The Fireflies – Open Night
This is an open night at which non-members are welcome with admission by donation/koha at the door. Members are invited to bring along friends, family members, colleagues etc. Presented by the Consular Office of ...
Where: Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch
Address: Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Monday 18th March 2019
To: 9:10pm on Monday 18th March 2019
Tutus On Tour 2019
Following sell-out performances around New Zealand in 2018, the RNZB is delighted to be expanding Tutus on Tour to take in eleven regional centres in 2019. From Kerikeri and Whangarei to Oamaru and Gore, Tutus on Tour ...
Where: Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Ashburton, Ashburton District
Address: 211a Wills St, Ashburton, Ashburton District
From: 6:30pm on Monday 18th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Monday 18th March 2019
Sajeela Kershi (UK) - Fights Like a Girl!
What will you fight for? Watch multi-Cultural comedy from this multi award-winning comedian, writer and activist, as she brings her critically acclaimed show to NZ. Sajeela is putting up her Dukes & picking her ...
Where: Kensington Fun House, Christchurch
Address: 185 Manchester St, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019
To: 10:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019
The Fat Fallacy - Why it's safe to eat butter again? Remember the war on saturated fat and butter back in the 1980s-90s? Being told that cholesterol is killing us and why we should eat low fat alternatives? Even eggs ...
Where: Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Christchurch
Address: 2 Harakeke St, Riccarton, Christchurch
From: 6:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019
To: 8:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019
Mockingbird - a comedy about mental health. Fresh from sell-out seasons in Norway, Sydney and Waipu. Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a ...
Where: The Laboratory, Lincoln, Selwyn
Address: 17 West Belt, Lincoln, Selwyn
From: 7:00pm on Monday 18th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Monday 18th March 2019
Dux Monday Medley
Join us at Upper Dux for our Monday Medley open mic night where we showcase all forms of talent from our locals! A mix of comedy, poetry, burlesque, music, drag, circus, and everything else that makes Ōtautahi a ...
Where: Dux Central, Christchurch
Address: 6 Poplar Lane, Christchurch
From: 6:30pm on Monday 18th February 2019
To: 10:00pm on Monday 8th April 2019
Gypsy Caravan Beginners with Northern Gypsy
Learn to dance using the foundations of one of the most beautiful and organic Belly Dance styles - Gypsy Caravan! Get your sweat on, have lots of fun and meet new people in this one hour class with our teachers from ...
Where: Dale Hartley School of Speech and Drama, Rangiora, Waimakariri
Address: 62 Ashley St, Rangiora, Waimakariri
From: 7:15pm on Monday 28th January 2019
To: 8:15pm on Monday 8th April 2019
Cranford Ale House Quiz Night
Pub quizzes - Join the team at The Cranford Ale House for their weekly free entry Pub Quiz. Featuring: - Great Quiz Master - Free entry - Over $100-worth of prizes each night - Quiz night special meals ...
Where: Cranford Ale House, Christchurch
Address: 305 Cranford St, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Monday 14th January 2019
To: 9:30pm on Monday 6th May 2019
French Film Festival
The French Film Festival has grown to become the foremost French cultural event and the second largest film festival in New Zealand. From 14 March we have a fantastic line up with a variety of 31 fantastic French ...
Where: Hoyts Northlands, Christchurch
Address: Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Rd, Papanui, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 13th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 27th March 2019