The Hurunui is a diverse collective of townships and rural settlements, making it an ideal region to explore rural New Zealand by road. Heading north from Christchurch, the Alpine Pacific Touring Route gives your 450kms of unforgettable experiences.
The route begins with Waipara Valley, one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions with 74 vineyards and four remarkable winery restaurants. From here journey inland to the stunning alpine retreats and thermal pools of Hanmer Springs or drive along the coast to our spectacular Cathedral Cliffs, epic surf beaches to Kaikoura, the gateway for Ngāi Tahu and the northernmost town in the Canterbury region.
Along with award-winning wines, the Hurunui produces some of New Zealand's best beef, venison, olive oils, cheese and honey. The Amberley Farmers Market held every Saturday is a great place to experience the best the region has to offer.
River Valley Farm invites you to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors and experience five generations of stories and places along the Hurunui River.