Top Choice Winery in Waipara Valley

Pegasus Bay

It's fitting that Waipara Valley's premier winery should have the loveliest setting and one of Canterbury's best restaurants (mains $36 to $44, serving noon to 4pm Thursday to Monday). Beautiful gardens set the scen…
Winery in Waipara Valley

Black Estate

The sharpest of Waipara's wineries architecturally, this striking black barn overlooking the valley is home to some excellent wine, and food that champions local producers (mains $25 to $40). As well as the region's…
Brewery in Waipara Valley

Brew Moon

The variety of craft beers available to taste at this wee brewery never wanes. Stop in to fill a rigger (flagon) to take away, or sup an ale with a platter or a pizza (food from 3pm).
Farm in Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Animal Park

With more animals than Dr Dolittle's Facebook page, this farm park is great for kids. Llamas, Tibetan yak, deer, goats, guinea pigs and chinchillas all feature, and many of the critters can be hand-fed; pony rides a…
Forest in Lewis Pass

Marble Hill

Located within Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, Marble Hill is home to one of NZ's most beautiful DOC camping grounds – a row of sites tucked into beech forest, overlooking a grassy meadow, encircled by forested mountains…