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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 .


Donegal House

Donegal House 'The Little Irish Hotel in the Country'. Steeped with history of the Boyd family who came from County Donegal, Ireland in 1865, with host Murray Boyd continuing the Irish hospitality. Offering 30 Ensuite rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Private Function / Conference & Wedding facilities, Gardens & Lakes enjoy the warmth & humour that Donegal House is now famous for... You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the atmosphere & hospitality dispensed at this Kaikoura landmark. Restaurant open 7 days for lunch & dinner sample the delicious food, join in with the singing, have a Guinness or two and try a few Irish Whiskies. It is like any Irish pub in the country in Ireland, where everyone goes and everyone talks to everyone else...

Enjoy the gardens, lakes & crayfish meal with Kaikoura’s most prominent landmark, Mt Fyffe, completing the magical view. A stay at Donegal House will become a memory recalled with delight many times over.

30 Ensuited rooms
** Double/Twin $150
** Single $120
** Child $20 (14 years & under)
Tariff including continental breakfast

Contact us

Murray Boyd

Schoolhouse Road

+64 3 319 5083

Free phone:
0800 346 873
NZ Only

+64 3 319 5083

Email us

Web Site:

How to find us

Directions: 4kms Nth of Kaikoura (SH1); left at large sign; 1.6kms along Schoolhouse Road.


Open from 7.30 am - late Restaurant is open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week

More information

  • Check Out Time: 10am
  • Conference Facilities: Yes
  • Meeting Rooms: Yes
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