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