A day spent exploring natural landscapes from impressive karst rock formations to alpine scenery where resident keas (alpine parrots) herald visitors a welcome. The study contrasts the inland Canterbury rolling farmland to dryer higher plains and valleys of Waimakariri
Ancient rock formations created before dinosaurs walked the earth, a vanished world where fossiled shells narrate the story of the earth. Combined with an evening visit to hang out with little blue penguins, one of those magical moments.
Hurunui can be whisked past on your way to Hanmer Springs, indisputability a great place to soak away the weekday hassles. Hanmer, Hurunui’s showcase is just part of the story of the district. Take you time, check the great
Largely classic camping grounds with basic shared facilities from bathrooms, toilets and communal cooking. For motorhome RV enthusiasts check before departing whether your proposed site has a dump facility and powered sites. There are quirky railway sleepers or rustic cabins
The buzz of a tourist town is evident. There seem to be more motels and accommodation operators than private homes. Yet Hanmer manages to keep the charm of being a hot mineral springs resort. The surrounding area is beautiful
New Zealand outdoor holidays in the South Island need look no further than the Hurunui district for inspiration. The road trip, either as a short day trip from Christchurch or several days exploring the region is a great way to
There are no shops, supermarkets, petrol stations or facilities and your mobile is likely to have no service. For locals Hurunui River Mouth is fishing heaven as it is a well known run for salmon in the season. The Hurunui
Evocative names such as Frog Rock make you want to check out the place. Visitors get to travel on one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best vintage train rides. Together with ancient rock drawings, distinctive shell and fossils embedded in the