Waikari

The townships of Amuri-Hurunui epitomise small New Zealand rural towns. They are great places to relax and enjoy the local scenery and attractions.  The natural outdoors paradise at the southern area of the ward features some of New Zealand’s most spectacular mountain ranges, hillside, lakes and the headwaters of the Hurunui River, as well as offering several accommodation options for visitors.

 

Waikari

(photo courtesy of Nigel Young)

Waikari is the final stop for the popular Weka Pass vintage steam railway, and the area is a photographers’ dream – resplendent with remarkable limestone rock outcrops and some of the most breathtaking sunsets over the ranges and hinterland. The stunning vistas can readily be taken in from the Weka Pass Walkway, and you can also climb up a local hill to view ancient Mäori rock drawings in the Weka Pass Reserve.