The Hurunui offers an extensive range of seasonal and year-round activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Ocean and marine lovers can take advantage of the beautiful coastal beaches and abundant marine life found within the Pacific Ocean.
See why New Zealand is world famous for our clean, green, rural surrounds. The Hurunui is overflowing with rural activities to give city folk and international visitors a glimpse of the Kiwi rural way of life. Visit a working farm, participate in sheep shearing or stay a few days with a rural family.
Nature lovers will fall in love with the Hurunui and its magnificent landscapes and walks. From quaint garden tours to rugged coastal walking tracks to tranquil lake walks found inland from Hawarden, to alpine bush walks such as the St James Walkway, there is plenty of walks and hikes to suit all fitness levels and abilities.
Adventure junkies are welcomed with open arms! Try your hand (and heart rate) at river rafting, jet boating, bungy jumping, mountain biking, swooping helicopter flights, 4WD tours, horse trekking, ski-ing or snowboarding. It’s all here and within close proximity so you can spend your day ‘playing’ and less time travelling!
For visitors who just want to relax and unwind, escape the hustle of everyday life, or treat the body to some serious rest and relaxation… welcome to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. Submerge your body in a relaxing hot natural spring pool situated within a beautiful alpine setting, or enjoy a full body massage or facial in the beauty spa. The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is internationally renowned and a popular holiday spot for Cantabrians.
Gastronomical delights are plentiful in the Hurunui. Quaint countryside tearooms or award winning restaurants and cafes – the choices are varied and extensive with something to suit most tastebuds. Wine lovers are also spoilt with an interesting selection of award winning local wines and wineries guaranteed to impress the most discerning wine palate.