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.
Black Estate Tasting Room & Restaurant looks out over their home vineyard with stunning views across the Waipara Valley. Black Estate craft organic and expressive single vineyard wines which can be enjoyed with organic and local produce in the restaurant. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm. Bookings recommended. B&B accommodation available in attached stylish self-contained apartment.
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.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - 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 North Canterbury’s Waipara Valley, offering visitors a complete and unforgettable food and wine experience in a beautiful location. 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 12 years, in the 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.
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Where: The Blue Pub, Methven, Ashburton District
Address: 1 Barkers Road, Methven, Ashburton District
From: 8:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 11:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
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Address: 4 & 6 Brake Street, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 11th July 2019
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 1st August 2019
The Village Festival
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Where: Southern Ballet Theatre, Christchurch
Address: 108 Carlyle Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
From: 2:00pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019
To: 7:15pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
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Address: 1 Papanui Rd, Christchurch
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
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Where: Darkroom, Christchurch
Address: 336 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
From: 9:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 11:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
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Where: Level One Craftbeer and Coffee Bar, Christchurch
Address: 1/217 Marine Parade, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 28th February 2019
To: 10:30pm on Thursday 15th August 2019
Rollickin Mid-Winter Christmas Light Show
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Where: Rollickin Gelato Cafe, Christchurch
Address: 35 New Regent St, Christchurch
From: 5:45pm on Tuesday 25th June 2019
To: 9:45pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
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Where: Court Theatre, Christchurch
Address: Bernard St, Addington, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 22nd June 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
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Address: 19 London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch District
From: 8:00pm on Thursday 20th June 2019
To: 10:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Pop-up Globe NZ Tour
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Where: Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Address: 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Friday 12th July 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019