The Waimakariri simply has it all...
AND THEN SOME.

Walking & Cycling

Experience an outdoor adventure playground in the unspoiled Waimakariri district nestled between the braided Waimakariri River and just beyond its northern partner, the Ashley Rakahuri River. The walking and cycling tracks in the Waimakariri, North Canterbury will take you from the rivers, to the coastline of wide sandy beaches, through townships and to the lush foothill forests nestled below the mountains.
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Weddings

When it comes to your wedding - you want to make sure it's a as good as it gets. With world class venues and stunning garden settings, highly skilled and professional caterers and a choice of luxury lodges, our district has everything you need for your big day.

i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

i-SITE Visitor Information Centre in Kaiapoi has trained, friendly staff and are the Waimakariri local experts. We offer a FREE booking service for local and nationwide accommodation, transport and attractions, maps and brochures, Dept, of Conservation Hut Tickets and fishing rod hire and licenses.

Freedom Camping

Campers are encouraged to use camping grounds and other accommodation facilities wherever possible while visiting our district however the only prohibited zones are at Waikuku Beach. The Wooded Gully campsite at Mt Thomas is very popular and the starting point for a number of walks.

Discover Waimakariri

The Waimakariri District is only a short 10 minutes north of Christchurch. As you drive over the bridge of the unique braided Waimakariri River you have now entered a truly unspoiled and natural region of New Zealand. 

The Waimakariri is the gateway to the heart of North Canterbury and home to one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand with the towns of Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Pegasus and Oxford with a host of accommodation and activities available.

Snapshots of Waimakariri

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