Hurunui

Local Food & Drink

Keep an eye out in every township for the local tea rooms. This is where you’ll get your fill of warm Kiwi service, and perhaps a classic cheese roll or two. 

Dine out and savour some of Waipara’s award winning wines and locally sourced culinary delights at the cellar doors and restaurants within the North Canterbury Wine Region. 

And for an opportunity to meet the local growers and farmers and sample their beautiful produce, head along to the Amberley Farmers’ Market every Saturday where you will find everything from artisan breads, wild honey, lavender products, olive oils, meats, seafoods and small goods on sale.

Waipara Hills Winery

Established in 2001, Waipara Hills has a proud history of creating award winning wines that celebrate their provenance. Sample their distinct range of aromatic varietals, plus Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé and Pinot Noir. Then soak up the serenity of their stunning vineyards and rolling hills, while enjoying a delicious lunch at their licensed café.

Waipara Hills Winery

Pegasus Bay Winery

Named one of New Zealand’s top five wine producers, by the hallowed Master of Wine Bob Campbell, Pegasus Bay Winery has a reputation as one of Waipara’s top wineries, producing wines that are adventurous and unique. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of a wide selection of estate grown wines, including

Pegasus Bay Winery

Hanmer Springs Hotel

Set among mature trees, with stunning views of the Southern Alps, this beautifully restored local landmark has been transformed into a resort with outdoor swimming pool, tennis and petanque courts. Enjoy local wines and cuisine at the elegant restaurant and bar, which features a roaring fire in winter, or al fresco dining in summer.

Hanmer Springs Hotel

No.31 Restaurant

Enjoy sumptuous dining, featuring some of the best ingredients from Hurunui and New Zealand Head at the renowned No.31 Restaurant. This delightful little restaurant has been wowing guests for more than 10 years, with their award-winning menu, carefully curated by Chef Dean Robinson. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

No.31 Restaurant

Greystone Wines

Pop in for a tasting, or enjoy a long lunch at stunning Greystone Wines in Wairarapa, who have been proudly crafting award-winning, organic wines since 2004. Their menu is inspired by some of the region’s best local produce and their world-famous Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir and flagship Chardonnays are a must-try.

Greystone Wines

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