Famous for: Tours and Walks, Wineries and Vineyards, Lakes, Day Trips, Food and Drinks, Romantic, Relaxing, Adventure
The Waipara Wine Valley and Hanmer Springs lies in the North Canterbury region. The Waipara Valley is specially recognized for wineries and is home to many award winning wineries. Hot springs, Local Food and Wine Tasting is a recipe for an eventful yet relaxing day trip.
When to visit:
january - february . december
10:00 - 17:00 Everyday
Entry to Waipara Wine Valley is free. Wine tasting after first three free wines costs NZD 5 per wine.
Waipara Valley is a 45 minutes drive from Christchurch, and home to dozens of award-winning wines. The rolling hills and grape valleys is a sight for sore eyes.
Sheltered by the Teviotdale Hills, the area is protected from cool winds, but remains open to warm nor-westers perfect wine making conditions. The valley has three sites – valley floor, hill slopes or river terraces.