Woodend Beach

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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Download the April Events Calendar

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Apr

2014

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.

27

Apr

2014

Rangiora Harness Racing

All the action of harness racing

02

May

2014

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.