Waipara is within easy driving distance
of a number of attractions in North Canterbury. Or you can explore the
Waipara region itself. The Waipara river
is known for it's Fossils & is a great
place to walk or mountain bike. Ride on a horse drawn wagon sit back as they
take you across the land or tour the Vineyards. Waipara is fast becoming
one of the most important wine producing areas in New Zealand. With a
number of award winning wines already on the market. Some of the
vineyards operate very good restaurants and cafe's.
Ride on the Weka Pass Railway from Waipara to Waikari and back. This
attraction will take you back in time whilst giving you a chance to
capture the Canterbury Plains.
Take a hike in native bush at Lake
Janet a mountain tarn.9this is the real thing)
the famous Maori cave paintings in Waikari.
Spend a day in Hanmer the hot pools is the place to rest
sore muscles, enjoy the thrill of the Bungy jump or the heart thumping
jet boat ride.
Take a horse for a ride explore the
country side the natural way. If you bring your own horses. We can offer
a fully fenced paddock to keep them in.
at one of the local Beaches Go fishing in one of the many rivers in the
region or cast a line out at a beach.
Golf there are Five country golf clubs in the region from nine holes to
the full 18. All the country clubs welcome visitors and are very affordable
with most costing between $10 & $15
Drive up to Kaikoura
take in some Whale watching , swim with the Dolphins & Seals or even
try feeding the Sharks if your game.
Just sit back and relax
can get really hot here however In the Winter it's not hard to
find snow in 20 minutes & the Ski field is only 1 hr away
This is the country animals fresh air , great food
& wine + good friendly people
From Waipara you can go to & fro
to many of the attractions in Canterbury including Christchurch the
garden city. All of which can be easily taken in within a day. Then you
can rest your weary body in the friendly unique atmosphere of the
Natural horseman-ship is a common theme within the area.