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North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail

The North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail showcases North Canterbury’s local flavours - fantastic food, Canterbury wine, authentic food and wine itineraries and passionate people.

Discover fresh seasonal produce, savour wine tasting and wine tours, enjoy cafe or restaurant dining, relax in idyllic rural accommodation and experience an easy pace of life just twenty minutes north of Christchurch.  

The North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail encapsulates the world famous wine region of Waipara , as well as Rangiora , Oxford and Hanmer Springs .


Annie's Loft & Studio

Welcome to the secluded, peaceful, retreat of Annie's Loft & Studio – two new luxury vineyard accommodation options in a charming renovated homestead at Waipara River Estate, 169 Mackenzies Road in the heart of the Waipara Valley - the ideal place to escape crowds and stay a while.

Annie’s Loft is an idyllic retreat offering guests a private, luxury, one-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance, upstairs at Waipara River Estate. Set amongst mature gardens and trees, Annie’s Loft overlooks our historic vineyard and farm, providing stunning 360 degree panoramas to Mt Cass, Mt Grey, the Three Deans Range and to vineyards, farms and olive grove. The apartment has 4 rooms -- a king sized bedroom; bathroom with large shower and under-tile heating; a separate kitchenette with tea & coffee making facilities and fridge freezer for your wine. The lounge can accommodate two extra guests on the comfortable queen sized sofa bed (a pull out slat bed) and has a table seating four. It opens on to a sunny upstairs deck with wonderful panoramic views from every room (yes - even the bathroom!).

The Studio is a private, luxury, studio apartment with a separate entrance, downstairs at Waipara River Estate with wide wraparound decks opening into the gardens at the western end of the house. The Studio can accommodate up to 2 people. It has a king sized bed, ensuite; tea & coffee making facilities with microwave & fridge; comfortable armchairs and dining table.

Continental breakfast is included.

We are a smoke free environment and do not allow pets.

Contact us

Deb Dellaway

169 Mackenzies Road
Waipara 7483

+64 3 314 6184


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How to find us

From Christchurch Take SH1 North past Amberley, turning left onto SH7 towards Hanmer. Turn right into Waipara & over the railway line turn left into Mackenzies Road. Travel straight ahead for 1.69km, passing several vineyards and & you will see the sign for Waipara River Estate and Annie’s Loft & Studio on the left. Go straight up this driveway, through the vineyards to the white house with red roof which is on the right hand side. The reception office is at the front off the house – see the sign.

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