Rangiora is a vibrant town of 12,000 residents, only 20 minutes by car north of Christchurch and its International Airport. It services a prosperous farming district, and residents and visitors enjoy a variety of facilities and experiences that the town has to offer. There are regular art exhibitions in the Chamber Gallery, tastings at the local meadery, and a diverse range of restaurants, bars and cafes within the town. Visitors can wander through the extensive wetland at Northbrook or the native bush at Matawai Park and experience stunning views of the Canterbury Plains.
Rangiora is the gateway to a host of award winning local wineries with Waipara Valley just 30mins north of the town, and the alpine village of Hamner Springs with the renowned Thermal Pools only 90mins away.
The surrounding area of the Waimakariri District is a largely undiscovered playground. The varied landscape includes high country ridges, spectacular gorges, wide braided rivers, fertile plains and rugged ocean beaches. A place to relax and wander at will, in a true rural environment or a mountain wilderness. Visitors can explore the back country on horse back, mountain bike or foot, hire a guide and go trout or salmon fishing, tour the local art and craft shops, or take a heart pumping jet boat ride through the majestic Wamakariri Gorge.
Christchurch is only 25kms away and has an abundance of activities and attractions, festivals, stunning parks and gardens, and unique and diverse retail outlets. Experience a multitude of must-see attractions such as the botanic gardens, the Arts Centre and the Art Gallery, take a tram through the city or ride the Gondola for magnificent views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.