Waipara is best known for the world-class wines that are grown and produced here. Home to over 25 vineyards, the Waipara region turns out award-winning wines in almost every varietal. Food and beverage production is a booming industry here in Waipara along with tourism and hospitality. The surrounding area is also home to numerous farms, with agricultural opportunities aplenty.

Waipara township is home to a small number of residents as well as a local primary school that was established in 1917.

Residents enjoy the tranquility of a rural settlement with easy access to nearby Amberley for key services as well as tourism hotspots Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura both within a few hours' drive.

Greystone, Waipara
312 Waipara population.
1,310 Population of the wider Omihi area, including Greta Valley, Omihi and Waipara.

Waipara has one co-educational primary school with a roll of around 47 students from year 1-8.


About Waipara School