Wine is the reason to stay a while in Waipara. The area is known for superb Pinot Noir and Riesling. You’ll also find some wonderful food experiences.
In recent years, the Waipara Valley has become a popular stop for travellers who appreciate good wine. Waipara is one of New Zealand's newest and most rapidly expanding wine areas - Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes do very well here. Some of the wineries have restaurants.
Interesting forms of accommodation can be found in the area – you can even stay in a converted railway carriage. To add to your gourmet experience, there are olive groves, nut farms and fields of lavender.
Waipara is home to the historic Weka Pass Railway, which runs on specified Sundays. The train travels over 14 kilometres of the original Hurunui-Bluff Main Trunk line, built in 1882.
Functional facts: Approx. population 300, limited shopping, fuel.
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