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Alpine Pacific

Three of New Zealand's popular recreational destinations, Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley wine district and Kaikoura are linked by the The Alpine Pacific TriangleTM touring route.

The easy and pleasant drive around the entire touring route is 370 kilometres, beginning at its southern end just 45 minutes' drive from Christchurch International Airport or Christchurch City, and at its northern end from Kaikoura

At almost every turn, new and exciting vistas unfold - pastoral hill country, cloud-piercing mountains, tumbling rivers, shady forests, serene lakes, surging seascapes, sculptured limestone formations and bubbling hot spriings.

Along the way you will uncover delightful rural villages and towns which provide an absorbing glimpse into New Zealand's rural lifestyle and the attractions which abound around them.

The route is well signposted and can be combined with other destinations as part of a complete South Island itinerary.

North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail
The new North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail brings together a delicious potpourri of food and wine experiences that captures the authentic local flavours of our rural region.

Immerse yourself in the North Canterbury region and discover the mouthwatering temptations from this slice of paradise. Visitor the local i-SITE visitor centres for a copy of the guide or check out the website www.foodandwinetrail.co.nz