We are about an hour north of Christchurch city and 45 minutes from the international airport. The nearest town is Amberley which is 9km away.
We are on the edge of the Alpine Pacific triangle with easy access to many tourist attractions.
Activities and Attractions.
Amberley has a library, post shop, several good cafes, petrol stations, small grocery store, hairdressers, farming stores and a couple of gift shops.
There is also a great farmers market every Saturday morning www.marketground.co.nz/fmnzwaipara.
Visit some of the local wineries http://www.waiparawine.co.nz/
Visit the swimming beach
Kayak up the river for a picnic
Great local cafes
Visit Kaikoura for whale watching, seals and great scenery and walks (1 1/2 hours away) http://www.kaikoura.co.nz/
Visit Hanmer for hot pools and good restaurants and adventure sports (1 hour) http://www.hanmersprings.co.nz/
Visit Akaroa for harbour cruises, good food, crafts, scenery (1 1/2 hours) http://www.akaroa.com/
Antarctic centre in Christchurch http://www.iceberg.co.nz/