North Canterbury is the northern part of the Canterbury region on the South Island of New Zealand. Primarily a farming district, it also has a lot to offer the traveller, with many local ventures orientated to visitors, most of which are also popular with locals.
- 1 Hanmer Springs – hot springs, forest walking, mountain biking
- 2 Kaikoura – whale watching, and other marine animals
- 3 Waipara – wine tours and historic trains
There is an area between Hanmer Springs, Amberley and Kaikoura (all about 150 km apart) that around the year 2000 was designated by local councils as the Alpine Pacific Triangle. It has a variety of activities.
- Whale watching
- Horse riding
- Hot pools
- Jet boating
- Bungee jumping