If you’re thinking ten acre blocks and the simple life then your mind may automatically take you to the vast number of small farms north of the Waimak Bridge, perhaps the holy grail of lifestyle farming in New Zealand. North Canterbury has always been a favourite for those seeking some respite from city living and looking for incredible value. It’s not uncommon for a family to sell up in the city and venture just that little further out where there dollar can and does go so much further…

You’re never far from our next small township in this scenic countryside and never far from the next country school gala, farmers market or country sporting event… and the reward of growing your own food, managing a small life stock herd or having our next olympian show jump in your front paddock is unparalleled.

And yet there is more… The wonderful braided rivers that cut their path through the plains offering swimming, fishing and jet-boating, the wide open beaches that offer countless days of fun, the trails that have evolved over time to offer walking, running and biking to the more active. And if that is all too much for your lifestyle, then relaxing at one of the many vineyards within the Waipara wine growing region maybe your calling.