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New Zealand

Waimakariri District



Named after the mighty braided river that forms one of its boundaries, Waimakariri in Māori translates to ‘cold rushing water’. A place with a rich Māori and European history located roughly 20 minutes north of Christchurch, the Waimakariri District is home to many major rural towns, such as Kaiapo, Rangiora, and Oxford. 

Visitors to this area are spoilt for choice, with the natural beauty of the place allowing for a plethora of cycling and walking trails, regional parks, conservation areas, and the beautiful North Canterbury foothills.

Explore the local farmers markets, potter around the urban centres for the latest in arts and crafts, spend an afternoon wine tasting, or make the most of small town beach villages.

Wherever you go in this region, there is something for everyone. Try something new and opt for a farm stay, go camping under the stars, discover local hospitality in a B&B, or have fun with the kids in a holiday park.

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