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North Canterbury walking tracks

About North Canterbury, New Zealand

Descending from the “Dry Hills” of southern Marlborough a quite fantastic sight greets you – the stunning Pacific coastline of North Cnterbury! Flanked by the majestic Kaikoura Ranges on the landward side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, this is a trip of pure magic.

Buy your dinner absolutely fresh from a roadside crayfish stall. Go whale watching or swim with the dolphins at Kaikoura; ski at Mt. Lyford then head inland to the fabled hot pools of Hanmer Springs.

See the strange limestone formations and explore the wild rivers of the Hurunui or sample the wines of Waipara.

Hurunui High Country Track

Other Rural North Canterbury

1 and a half hours north of Christchurch

The Hurunui High Country Track experience includes:
– Limited numbers
– Pack transport available
– Abundant bird life
– Native beech forests
– Fully equipped kitchens
– Secure car parking

Set in the uncrowded wilderness surrounding of a high country station, the Hurunui High Country Track, with its stunning views and plentiful wildlife, provides an incomparable New Zealand walking experience.

The track covers 30km over 3 nights, passing through a wide range of vegetation and landscapes, including farmland, beech fore

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Phone: +64 3 315 8026
Address: 1619 Tekoa Rd, RD 2 Culverden, North Canterbury


The Kaikoura Coast Track


Starts and ends at The Staging Post

Walking Tracks

The Kaikoura Coast Track

– One of New Zealand’s finest private walks
– Walk 3 days with only day pack
– Groups are limited to 10 people
– Easy access by either bus or car
– Secure car parking
– Luggage transport provided
– Comfortable farm cottages
– Hot showers
– Fully equipped kitchens
– Food and meals available

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Phone: +64 3 319 2715
Address: R D 4 Cheviot, North Canterbury, New Zealand


Glenthorne Station High Country Walks & Tramps

Other Rural North Canterbury

Only 1.5 hours drive West from Christchurch or 30 minutes fr

Ryton Station is a 14 589 hectare High Country Merino run, preserved almost entirely in its natural state. It is nestled on the shores of Lake Coleridge, in the spectacular Southern Alps. We have a range of accommodation from private ensuite chalets including dinner & breakfast overlooking Lake Coleridge or self catering options like our backpacker lodge or holiday homes.

Relax and unwind enjoying our many walks and tramps. Each of our walks and tramps have its own unique features with a fascinating variety of geological and botanical interests. We recommend walkers/trampers all

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Phone: 03 318 5818
Freephone: 0800 926 868
Address: Harper Road, Lake Coleridge





Are you looking for North Canterbury accommodation?
Check out the North Canterbury accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast’s, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in north canterbury?


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