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 - 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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Ledlenser Trails In Motion 7 Film Tour
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Where: St Margaret's College, Christchurch
Address: 12 Winchester St, Merivale, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 8:55pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Strange's Comedy! Seats fill up fast so get in early! Show starts at 8pm. Strange's Comedy is one of NZ's premier open mic comedy nights! Come see the freshest talent giving it a go and some experienced pro's ...
Where: Strange & Co, Christchurch
Address: 89 Lichfield St, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 6th June 2018
To: 10:30pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Tony Chestnut & The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
This Cabaret style Drag show is not to missed, get along Christchurch, to something you’ve never seen before! Join Tony Chestnut as he takes a trip down a sexy and scandalous memory lane. He’ll be visited by his ...
Where: D4, Christchurch, Christchurch
Address: Unit D4, 10 Garlands Rd, Woolston, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Beats By Bingo
Once a month on a Wednesday at the Avonhead Tavern join DJ Nacoa for the best musical bingo show in Christchurch! terrible tunes, awesome prizes and awkward banter. Different genres to suit everyone and free (and easy!) ...
Where: Avonhead Tavern, Christchurch
Address: 120 Withells Rd, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 16th October 2019
Bachata Latin Beginner 101 Dance Courses
Bachata Dance Classes in Christchurch. Bachata dancing is a modern, social street style dance and is completely a freestyle, meaning its not choreographed. Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican ...
Where: Salsa Latina Dance Centre, Christchurch
Address: 12 Bath St, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 13th November 2019
Join us for legendary Karaoke Wednesdays at the greatest little pub in Christchurch Drink specials, food specials, Craic Pots, Cocktails, Shooters. Get here early to avoid the line and sing your song on Craic stage ...
Where: The Craic Irish Bar, Christchurch
Address: 84b Riccarton Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch
From: 10:00pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019
To: 3:00am on Thursday 3rd October 2019
Au Ko Tuvalu
Waves are lapping dangerously at the shores of the Pacific Island home to the world’s first environmental refugees: Tuvalu. Sitting just metres above the water that will soon swallow their home, three siblings ...
Where: Court Theatre, Christchurch
Address: Bernard St, Addington, Christchurch
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 12th September 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
The Kaikōura Hop
Come and join the fun at the Kaikoura Hop. Cars, Cruising, Car Show, Fun, Food & Entertainment. The Grease themed Fonz & Doug's Wedding chapter. Wednesday 18 Sept - Early Birds Quiz Night Thursday 19 Sept - ...
Where: Kaikoura Racecourse, Kaikoura, Canterbury
Address: South Bay Parade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019
iNaturalist Neighbourhood Nature Nosey Canterbury
Let’s learn what lives around us so we can look after it better. Join the Neighbourhood Nature Nosey and discover what’s in your neighbourhood by posting photos of plants, animals, and fungi to get them identified by ...
Where: DOC Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre, Christchurch
Address: 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
From: 12:00am on Saturday 14th September 2019
To: 11:55pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019
Irish Traditional Music Session
Everyone welcome to our traditional music session - listeners and players. We get together every Wednesday 7.30pm here at A Rolling Stone. All levels of player welcome including beginners. Slower pace until 9pm, for ...
Where: A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
Address: 579 Colombo St, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 21st August 2019
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 30th October 2019