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North Canterbury offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities.
The region's sandy beaches, estuaries and rivers offer excellent fishing, boating and rafting while the picturesque foothills and mountains of North Canterbury provide a variety of tramping experiences, walking tracks, bike trails and recreation areas.
The Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve is renowned for its hot pools and resort-style attractions.
Touring routes are popular with visitors to North Canterbury. The region is home to a growing number of excellent cycle routes as well as the popular North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail.
There are also many sporting and recreational clubs in the region for all to enjoy.
North Canterbury has a jam-packed events calendar, with over 600 events happening each year in the Waimakariri District alone. The calendar includes everything from farmers' markets and family-friendly events to sporting events, live music and food & wine festivals.