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.
Your day starts when your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide picks you up from your Christchurch hotel. You’ll hear stories of the local wines, the people and the Waipara region itself as you are driven around four local wineries. Enjoy a Gourmet lunch and delicious snacks along the way. A fantastic way to meet other wine enthusiasts from around the world.
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.
If you're on the hunt for a spot to sample quality Waipara Wine and Cuisine then Fiddler's Green Vineyard & Bistro is for you. Take your pick from their selection of wines or indulge in others from the surrounding Waipara Valley.The Bistro offers European inspired and Kiwi favourites, as well as comforting pub-style dishes that will entice and delight.
Award-winning Greystone Wines is renowned as one of New Zealand's top wine producers. Greystone cellar-door is open 7 days, 11am to 4pm and sits right on the picturesque Waipara Valley vineyard bike trail. Walk, bike or drive-in, enjoy a wine tour, share a platter and taste a selection of their current release. Enjoy an overnight experience in The Greystone PurePod.
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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Guy Williams "Some Places" Tour 2019 Christchurch
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Where: Darkroom, Christchurch
Address: 336 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 8:30pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
Risingholme Singers Present: King of Love
Come along and listen to the Risingholme Singers perform under the direction of Henry Nicholson and accompaniment by William Grubb for our end of year Christmas themed concert. You will hear songs from the great choral ...
Where: Risingholme Community Centre Christchurch, Christchurch
Address: 99 Hawford Road, Christchurch
From: 3:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 4:45pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
The Big Gay Christmas Variety Show: CANCELLED
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Where: A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
Address: 579 Colombo St, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Friday 6th December 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
Brooke Medicine Eagle - One Day Workshop
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Where: The Sanctuary, Rangiora, Waimakariri
Address: 638 Oxford Road, Fernside, Rangiora, Waimakariri
From: 10:00am on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
Unified Championship Wrestling: Wrestlemas
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Where: Kaiapoi Club, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
Address: 113 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
From: 5:30pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 8:30pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
Miriam Clancy - Astronomy Album Tour
Limited door sales TBC. After a decade between records, Miriam Clancy’s third album, Astronomy, marks her return to the musical landscape. For longtime fans, Astronomy is a reintroduction and a reinvention. Its ten ...
Where: Space Academy, Christchurch
Address: 371 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival and Santa Parade
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Where: Kaiapoi Village Green, Kaiapoi, Canterbury
Address: Hilton St
From: 9:00am on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
2019 South Island Wine & Food Festival
The South Island Wine & Food Festival is the South Island’s favourite wine and food event. Over 40 wineries from across the five South Island Wine regions will be presenting their wines, with top local chefs plating up ...
Where: Hagley Park North, Christchurch
Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
From: 11:30am on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 7:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
Ashburton Mitre 10 Mega - Christmas in the Park
Free Family Variety Christmas Concert featuring: the Topp Twins, Life Dance Academy, Zirka Circus, Julia Bell, Nikita Hyde, Ocean Waitokia, Ange Kara Ingley, Brian Taylor, Sarah Heney, Libby Higson, Brooke Dwyer, the ...
Where: Ashburton Domain Oval, Ashburton, Canterbury
Address: Park Street
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
Love Light Christmas Market
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Where: Love Light Soy Candles, Christchurch
Address: 280 Hasketts Rd, Yaldhurst, Christchurch
From: 11:00am on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 7th December 2019