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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 .


The Gates Country Lodge

This historic homestead in North Canterbury is situated on the Alpine Pacific Triangle between Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura on the banks of the Mason River.

Set in 22 acres of grounds, surrounded by expansive lawns and large trees, the lodge was sensitively redesigned to provide totally modern amenities in a luxurious setting that affords total privacy.

The grounds include a tennis court, petanque and croquet areas and a swimming pool. Guests can also go for walks on the farm or alongside the river nearby or simply relax in the garden or in front of the fire.

The tariff includes breakfast and accommodation. Dinner is extra and available on request.

With a combined experience of over thirty years in the hospitality industry, the owners Jim and Wendy, are able to offer a very special experience featuring the best that North Canterbury can provide in food and wine. Jim's position as one of this countrys Senior Wine Judges, guarantees an exciting wine list with special emphasis on North Canterbury wine.

Located within 1 hours travel from the Mt Lyford alpine region, Waiau River trout and salmon fishing, Kaikoura whale watching, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa and the Waipara vineyard area, the lodge provides the perfect setting from which to explore North Canterbury.

Contact us

Jim and Wendy Harre

The Gates Road

+64 3 315 6162

+64 3 315 6162


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How to find us

9kms north of Waiau on Inland Road. Telephone owners for directions.


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