Ashley Gorge

The Waimakariri in New Zealand is only 15mins north of Christchurch.

Gateway to the heart of North Canterbury and home to Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Pegasus, Ohoka, Oxford and a host of friendly towns, there are numerous accommodation options and activities available.

Quite simply,
Waimakariri has it all
- and then some

 

Click here for a map of the Waimakariri

Welcome to the Waimakariri in North Canterbury

Only 15minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand the Waimakariri district is home to the major and fast growing towns of Rangiora, KaiapoiWoodend and Oxford and also New Zealand's newest town Pegasus.

With our natural unspoiled scenery, rivers, beaches, forests, mountains, foothills and natural wetlands easily accessible, the Waimakairiri is the biggest and closest playground to Christchurch.


 Oakhampton Lodge B & B
Accommodation in the Waimakariri and North Canterbury

The Waimakariri district has a range of North Canterbury accommodation options to suit any budget.  Kaiapoi and Rangiora accommodation includes motels, bed & breakfasts, guest houses and holiday parks

Further afield our towns offer wonderful and clean B&B, farmstay and camping accommodation.


Activities in the Waimakariri and North Canterbury

One of the South Island's best kept secrets, visit for a spot of shopping, dining or a garden tour. Our towns hold hidden treasures like art and crafts, farmers' markets, museum's and Maori historical sites.

The Waimakariri District is home to numerous recreational activities from the popular Dudley Pool Aquatic Centre to Pegasus Lake, jet boating, hikes and horse riding in the North Canterbury foothills.


Local fun Events for everyone

The Waimakariri District hosts many annual popular North Canterbury events including Famers and Craft Markets, Triathlons, Running and Multi Sport Competitions, Car and Horse Racing, Fete's & Fairs, and arts and cultural festivals and exhibitions

Download your copy of the Waimakariri Events Guide.

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Come and talk to our team at the Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Centre on what to do and where to stay in the Waimakariri or New Zealand.

143 Williams St, Kaiapoi
P: +64 3 327 3134
E: Info@visitwaimakariri.co.nz

29

May

2016

Wee Dram Farm - May Madness!

We are shutting down at the end of May for winter and we are offering you a last chance to get in and have a cuddle as our animals get even hairier and cuter. ALL ADULTS ARE AT KIDS PRICE

29

May

2016

Rangiora Harness Racing

All the action of harness racing.

04

Jun

2016

Mainland Big Band - Dance

Enjoy a great night out with Chch’s longest-established, big band-style Dance Band playing music you will know and love from Big Band standards to popular favourites of the 40’s to the 21st C!
Waimakariri is located just 20 minutes north of Christchurch - with a range of North Canterbury accommodation, activities, dining and events.  Encompassing Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford and Pegasus Town there are activities and accommodation to suit any taste.
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