Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Christchurch and Canterbury - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Waipara Valley 6

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Hurunui Hotel

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Built from limestone blocks, the Hurunui Hotel, New Zealand's oldest, continually licensed hotel (since 1860), refreshed weary drovers...

Pegasus Bay

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Family-run Pegasus Bay has one of the region's best reputations for wine and food in Canterbury, and the helicopters lined up on the...

Pukeko Junction Cafe & Deli

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There is no specified wine trail or information center in the valley, but a good place to start your visit is the Pukeko Junction Cafe...

Torlesse Wines

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Kym Rayner is a consummate winemaker, and one of the modern-day pioneers of Waipara winemaking. At Torlesse Wines he uses grapes from...

Waipara Hills

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The huge, cathedral-like European castle rock-and-timber building at Waipara Hills, although only 16 years old, looks somewhat medieval.

Waipara Springs Winery and Cafe

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One of the valley's oldest wineries, Waipara Springs offers lunch or just a wine tasting ($5). The café, in converted farm buildings,...