Pegasus Golf & Sports Club

A country lifestyle destination close to Christchurch, in the heart of North Canterbury.  Home to Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Pegasus Town, Woodend, Oxford and a host of quaint country towns, there are numerous accommodation options and activities available.

Waimakariri - only 20 minutes north of Christchurch,
New Zealand.
Visit Waimakariri and
stay for a while.

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 Sunrise over the Waimakariri Gorge

Welcome to the Waimakariri District!

Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand the Waimakariri is home to the major rural townships of Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Pegasus Town, Woodend and Oxford - as well as a host of small rural townships.

 Stonefield B & B, Ohoka - North Canterbury Accommodation

North Canterbury Accommodation

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, rural townships offer quaint B&B, farmstay and camping accommodation.

 Walking around Pegasus Lake, Pegasus Town

North Canterbury Activities

One of the South Island's best kept secrets, why not visit Waimakariri for a spot of shopping, fine dining or a garden tour?  Rural townships hold hidden treasures like wine tasting, farmers' markets and art and crafts.

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

 Christmas in the Park, Rangiora Events

North Canterbury Events

The Waimakariri District hosts many annual North Canterbury events including wine and food events, sporting events, music events and arts and cultural events.  Download your copy of the Waimakariri Events Guide.


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MV Tuhoe River Cruise

Last sailing until Summer Step on board the historic M.V. Tuhoe for a cruise along the beautiful Kaiapoi and Waimakariri Rivers.




Rangiora Harness Racing

All the action of harness racing




Creative Arts Exhibition

This exhibition shows the work of several Rangiora groups. A great range of painting, pottery, photography, wool craft and woodworking will be on display and for sale.

For more tips on what's hot in the Waimakariri come and talk to our team at the Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Centre.

 Happy New Year the Year of the Horse 2014.

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.