The most comprehensive website of information on all things North Canterbury - Work, Business, Live, Visit
An informative website of all the great things to experience in Oxford - 'The Best Little Town in New Zealand', only 45 minutes from Christchurch.
Woodend has an active Community Association and the website promotes the local events and activities.
Our Town Rangiora works with local businesses to promote the attractions, shopping and activities in Rangiora.
Kaiapoi Promotion Association is actively working with local businesses, community groups, developers, and key stakeholders to rebuild Kaiapoi as a key destination in North Canterbury.
Pegasus is a brand new town located on State Highway One, just north of Woodend.
North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail
A guide to all the best cafes, restaurants, wineries, famers markets and accommodation who specialise in the North Canterbury regions' local produce.
essence magazine is an exciting, innovative, colour publication which is dedicated to positively and effectively promoting the people
Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
French culture, Maori history, stunning volcanic scenery and swimming with dolphins summarises the legacy of natural and human heritage on this special peninsula of land east of Christchurch. Use Akaroa as the base to explore hidden bays, get close to nature and re-discover the joie -de vive that makes life worth living.
Stretching from the alps to the ocean, and bordered by impressive braided rivers, the Ashburton District (one hour south of Christchurch International Airport) encompasses the Ashburton, Methven/Mt Hutt, Mt Somers Highcountry and Rakaia areas. Adventure, skiing, hiking, golf, fishing, hunting, ecotourism, heritage, art, gardens, and a LOTR filmsite location.
Christchurch & Canterbury
The Christchurch and Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island is the complete holiday experience. Adrenalin filled adventure experiences, breathtaking scenery, world-class shopping, friendly people, pulsating nightlife, peace and tranquillity beyond compare - and all within three hours’ drive of New Zealand’s second largest international airport. Nowhere else in the world will you find so much, so close.
From the alpine spa town of Hanmer Springs and the award winning Thermal Pools & Spa to the rolling hills of the Waipara Valley and its award winning wine experiences. From our rugged coastline to our braided rivers, our alpine adventures to our relaxing spas. In the Hurunui we live the lives others only dream of – come visit and travel well.
Mt Cook & Mackenzie
The Mackenzie is one of New Zealand’s most refreshing and energising areas to visit. Encompassing Aoraki Mount Cook, Aotearoa’s tallest icon, it is home to the South Island’s most beautiful lake and alpine scenery and the warmest, most hospitable people that you’ll meet. From adrenalin to relaxation – the Mackenzie has it all.
The seaside town of Kaikoura, situated midway between Christchurch and Picton on the rugged east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, is overlooked by majestic mountains which are snow-capped for many months of the year. This unique combination of ocean and mountains offers stunning coastal alpine scenery and a host of eco-tourism oriented activities, including whale watching, dolphin swimming, walks and much more!
In the heart of New Zealand’s South Island lies Lake Tekapo, a beautiful turquoise lake surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock and the spectacular Southern Alps mountains.
Experience the Selwyn District stretching from the Southern Alps to the sea, providing an incredible variety of breathtaking scenery from the Canterbury Plains to the stunning high country landscape of Arthurs Pass and Lake Coleridge. Experience the Great Alpine Highway, the spectacular scenic route from Christchurch to the West Coast.
Timaru & Geraldine
In the heart of the South Island is a region of sweeping plains, rolling hills and unspoilt coastline. Set against a backdrop of the spectacular Southern Alps, the Central South Island is diverse, authentic and full of unexpected discoveries. It is on one hand a patchwork quilt of agricultural and horticultural endeavour, on the other a welcoming region where genuine Kiwi hospitality thrives and virtually any interest can be pursued or holiday indulgence satisfied.
Waimate, halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin is also on the alternative route from Christchurch to Queenstown. As well as viewing the valued collection of Edwardian buildings, visit one of the wallaby parks, or the intriguing collections at our historic and car museums, eat delicious strawberries, walk through tranquil native bush, or fish for salmon or trout in the mighty Waitaki River.
newzealand.com is the official tourism website for New Zealand.
Four Corners is the complete New Zealand travel and vacation guide.
Canterbury Travel Guide
Features up to date tourist information & services for the region. Visitors can experience a huge range of activities including skiing, snowboarding, whalewatching & wineries.
Campervans for touring New Zealand.
Credit and many thanks to Ann Worthy of Photo Worthy Images, the Rangiora Photographic Society and John Burton of Landlife Images for working alongside Visit Waimakariri to provide the images for this website.
Visit Waimakariri acknowledges;
Waimakariri District Council as funders of Visit Waimakariri
Devlins Real Estate Ltd for sponsoring the 2012 Rangiora Street Map
Harcourts Twiss Keir Kaiapoi for sponsoring the 2012 Kaiapoi Street Map