It shouldn't come as any surprise that most of us live here because of the lifestyle. We have it all - from beaches and mountains to shops and restaurants. But, more importantly, we have the time and resources to enjoy it.

Waikuku Beach
North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival (Glenmark Domain).

Events & Festivals

For a relatively small region, we sure know how to throw a good event. We have everything from the coveted North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival to the Hanmer Fete, MainPower Light Festival and Canterbury Marathon. But this is just the start of it!

Foothills Honey

Food & Drink

North Canterbury region is a foodbasket for New Zealand's food production and is internationally renowned for quality, traceability and origin. Find out more about our provenance brand, MADE NORTH CANTERBURY and discover what's grown, made, caught and reared in our stunning region.

Reuben & Neave Harvey exploring Mt Thomas.

Nature & Outdoor Activities

North Cantabrians are an adventurous lot. We ski, we surf, we bike, hike and run. We swim, we boat, we fish and hunt. Whatever you’re into, North Canterbury has it.

Dining Out

North Canterbury is home to 200+ eateries. From fine dining restaurants, to award-winning bakeries and winery cellar doors, we have every niche covered in our region.