A taste of Cheviot hospitality might be just what you need on the road between Christchurch and Kaikoura. This rural town is very welcoming.

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Cheviot is the largest town on the coastal route between Amberley and Kaikoura and a charming place to explore.

You’ll find a range of shops on the main street (State Highway 1) with all the necessities on offer beside a range of art galleries and boutiques.

Cheviot Hill Domain, with its extensive planting of English trees, is a pleasant picnic spot in all seasons. In spring (September - November), you’ll be amazed at the sea of yellow daffodil flowers spread below the trees there.

Nearby, Gore Bay is popular for surfing. Don’t miss the Cathedral Cliffs just outside the town; they are a natural marvel.

Both the Hurunui and Waiau Rivers reward anglers with sea-run salmon and trout. A Cheviot farmstay can introduce you to the delights of sheep mustering, pony riding and other rural activities.