This map shows where the township of Waikari is situated, on State Highway 7 to Hanmer Springs and on to the wonderful West Coast via the Lewis Pass. Turn left over the Waipara River Bridge 70km north of Christchurch.
This part of North Canterbury produces world class wines and the local vineyards have restaurants serving wonderful meals created from first class local produce. Wines are available for tasting and also by the glass and by the bottle.
We have in season some of the best fishing in the world. Trout from Lake Sumner and Lake Taylor and salmon from the Hurunui river. No crowds to contend with either. Try this link if fishing is your forte click on Lake Sumner or scroll down and click on Hurunui, and remember we are close by, and an ideal place to start out your day.
We are not far from the coast, Gore Bay has a wonderful beach and surf casting from some of the smaller bays around the coastline is worthwhile.
Our Bed and Breakfast is only 50 minutes from Mt Lyford skifield and 90 minutes from Kaikoura and the Whale Watch experience via the Scenic Inland Road.
Our world famous Hurunui Horse Treks are situated locally also.
You can follow the Weka Pass walkway up the hill behind the village to the limestone outcrops, admire the fantastic view of the valley and look at the Maori rock drawings. The Village Craft Shop is worth a visit. Wonderfully made local handcrafts and expertly made recycled rimu furniture will give you plenty to choose from if you are looking for gifts for family or friends, or just something to remind you of your holiday.
If you are after something less strenuous we have a lovely 9 hole golf course at Hawarden the next village, and green fees are only $6. Something more challenging? then Hanmer Springs the Thermal resort 45min further on has a full golf course, jet boating, rafting, bungy jumping and of course there are the forest walks and the hot pools themselves.
The area is ideal for rest and relaxation and you could wile away your time quite successfully.
These are just two of the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.