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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Little River A&P Show
The Little River A&P Show is an epic day out in a beautiful location. The township of Little River plays host to 2000 people on this Saturday in January. Family friendly with entertainment for all the kids - big and ...
Where: Little River Domain, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Awa-Iti Domain, Little RIver, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
From: 8:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
Mega Bouncy Fun Day at Ferrymead Heritage Park
Come along to the Mega Bouncy Fun Day. Have a fun out day with the children, bouncing on a range of Around A Bounce's bouncy castles, suitable for the younger kids to the big kids at heart. Enjoy the atmosphere at ...
Where: Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch
Address: 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead, Christchurch
From: 10:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
Sailor Moon Lunar Ball
With the first full moon of 2019 approaching, you are invited to the Sailor Moon Lunar Ball. Celebrating Love, Courage & Friendship we aim to dance the night away at the Lunar Ball. Christchurch Cosplayers, geeks, ...
Where: Arcadia Retro Arcade and Pinball Emporia, Christchurch
Address: 206 Barbadoes St, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 12:00am on Sunday 20th January 2019
International Akaroa Music Festival - Akaroa Cello Summer
Akaroa Cello Orchestra Direction Alvin Wong The first Akaroa Festival Cello Orchestra concert. Listen to favourites and make new discoveries. Zoltán Kodály Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7 Pyotr ...
Where: Gaiety Hall, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 9:15pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to bring you its 5th tour "La Unica" and it's more spectacular than ever. Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and ...
Where: Rolleston Reserve, Rolleston, Selwyn
Address: Tennyson St, Rolleston, Selwyn
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 16th January 2019
To: 6:15pm on Sunday 20th January 2019
Kaikoura Aftershock Adventure
This is South Pacific Helicopters NZ's exclusive flight that showcases natures force, the geological and environmental changes to Kaikoura coastal areas, mountain ranges, rivers and infrastructure. South Pacific ...
Where: South Pacific Whale Watch, Kaikoura, Canterbury
Address: 72 West End, Kaikoura, Canterbury
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 26th May 2018
To: 2:40pm on Saturday 27th April 2019
KAMP Drag Show Dance Party
Ready to get freaky? After a completely sold-out debut in 2018, KAMP is back. Join us for a night of raucous and risqué drag, sickening music, and the cutest crowd of queers in town. It’s a big gay party held in ...
Where: A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
Address: 579 Colombo St, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 12:00am on Sunday 8th December 2019
Doc Ranger Guided Walks to Devils Punchbowl
To book please contact the Arthur's Pass National Park Visitors Centre on +64 3 318 9211 or firstname.lastname@example.org Feel the full force and sound of fresh mountain water falling 131m down one of New Zealand’s ...
Where: Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre, Arthur's Pass, Selwyn
Address: 80 W Coast Rd, Arthur's Pass, Selwyn
From: 1:30pm on Monday 12th November 2018
To: 3:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019
Guided Walks With Doc Ranger
To book please contact the Arthur's Pass National Park Visitors Centre on +64 3 318 9211 or email@example.com Treasure from afar, the grand limestone pillars in the Waimakariri basin led early European ...
Where: Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill, Castle Hill, Selwyn
Address: 8557 W Coast Rd, Castle Hill, Selwyn
From: 10:30am on Monday 12th November 2018
To: 3:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019
Festival Superband: Bread & Circus, World Buskers Festival
Join Bread & Circus’s A-list of musicians, singers, rappers and raconteurs as they combine their joint musical talents to create the rockin’ festival collision. The perfect way to end your night or get the party ...
Where: The Spiegeltent, Christchurch
Address: Corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Tce
From: 10:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 11:10pm on Saturday 19th January 2019