Touring Route

Touring Route

Three of New Zealand’s popular recreational destinations, Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley wine region and Kaikoura are linked by the Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route.

The easy and pleasant drive around the entire touring route is 370 kilometres, beginning at its southern end just 45 minutes’ drive from Christchurch International Airport or Christchurch City, and at its northern end from Kaikoura.

At almost every turn, new and exciting vistas unfold –pastoral hill country, cloud-piercing mountains, tumbling rivers, shady forests, serene lakes, surging seascapes, sculptured limestone formations and bubbling hot springs.

Along the way you will uncover delightful rural villages and towns which provide an absorbing glimpse into New Zealand’s rural lifestyle and the attractions which abound around them.

The route is well signposted and can be combined with other destinations as part of a complete South Island itinerary.