The picturesque river town of Kaiapoi in Waimakariri is easily accessed from the Northern Motorway, State Highway One, just 15 minutes’ north of Christchurch. Built on the banks of the Kaiapoi River and close to the mouth of the Waimakariri River Kaiapoi offers an abundance of aquatic activities, eateries, shopping and events.
Kaiapoi has a real water theme around it's activities with fishing, jet boating or even bumper boats and the local pool. Not to be missed are the on land activities though.
Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri District has many venues including the ENC Business Centre, wedding and conference venues.
For information on Kaiapoi for businesses development and support please refer to Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC). ENC is the economic development agency for North Canterbury and offers support and training for businesses in North Canterbury.
Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA) is a local community organisation that works with their business members and partners to run visitor events that showcase the town and hosts local business functions. KPA also advocates and promotes the town of Kaiapoi.
Kaiapoi is the first town you come to when leaving Christchurch, being a 10minute journey north on SH1
Print out a detailed street map of Kaiapoi here