Lunch at Pegasus Winery, Waipara
Pegasus Winery, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Vineyard views in the Waipara Valley
Vineyard, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Sculpture at Iron Ridge Quarry Park, Waipara
Iron Ridge Quarry Park, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Hurunui Tourism


Wine is the reason to stay a while in Waipara. The area is known for superb Pinot Noir and Riesling. You'll also find some wonderful food experiences.

Waipara is a picturesque valley just 45 minutes north of Christchurch. The first thing you’ll notice here is acres of grapevines. This is one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions - Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes do very well here.

Take the time to visit one of the vineyard restaurants, and a few of the many tasting rooms. To add to your gourmet experience, there are olive groves, nut farms and fields of lavender.

Waipara is a great place to stretch your legs, either on the cycleway between the wineries, or on one of several beautiful walks. Enjoy wandering through Iron Ridge Quarry Park; this disused quarry has been converted into an art gallery with enormous steel sculptures.

Interesting forms of accommodation can be found in the area – you can even stay in a converted railway carriage. Waipara is also home to the historic Weka Pass Railway, which runs on the first and third Sunday of every month.

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The Dutch Station B&B - Accommodation in Hawarden New Zealand
Offering free WiFi, The Dutch Station B&B is a 4-minute drive from Hawarden Golf Course. Guests can enjoy garden views from the patio. The property offers a games room and bicycle rental.The Dutch Station Bed and Breakfast is a 6-minute drive from a Four Square Supermarket, and a 50-minute... (more)
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    Sun 3 Jan 2016 11:30AM / Family Entertainment
    Only 50 min from central Christchurch, the Weka Pass Railway is a historic rural railway using both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives out of Waipara, North Canterbury. Take a train ride on one of the ... more
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    Wed 20 Jan 2016 9:30AM / Business & Professional
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    Sat 14 Jul 2018 7:00PM / Socials, Singles, Balls
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    Wed 18 Jul 2018 1:00PM / Education
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    Tue 17 Jul 2018 9:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
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    Sat 21 Jul 2018 10:30AM / Education
    These classes will cover a wide range of techniques and materials in painting and drawing for beginners to more experienced students. All subject matters including, Still life, landscape, Floral, portraiture, etc., ... more
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