Waimakariri is a district known for its rural destinations, beachside settlements and small villages. Spread throughout the entire region are pockets of perfection where people flock for the ultimate in lifestyle living.

As a predominantly agricultural district, there are farms and lifestyle blocks aplenty, where people can enjoy the spoils of the land, space and peace whilst having quick and easy access to town centres or the nearby bustle of Christchurch city. Areas like Ohoka, Swannanoa, Cust and Loburn are made up of lifestyle properties, orchards and farms with the benefit of local schools and facilities nearby.

With the expansive east coast bordering the district, Waimakariri also has its share of beautiful coastal settlements like Waikuku and Woodend Beach, where residents enjoy a relaxed, beachside lifestyle year round.

The population of Waimakariri's rural and beach settlements varies but, like the rest of the district, they are growing rapidly.

As well as many agricultural and manufacturing businesses in operation throughout the rural areas of the district there are tourism, hospitality and retail employment opportunities in and around the villages and beachside settlements of Waimakariri.

200,000 Hectares of productive land in rural Waimakariri.
9.4% Of the district’s GDP comes from the agriculture sector.
2,608 The average population of rural and beachside settlements in Waimakariri.
4 hectares The size of the average lifestyle property in rural Waimakariri.