What to do and see in Rangiora, New Zealand: The Best Places and Tips

November 29, 2017 Velvet Champine

Rangiora is the largest town and seat of the Waimakariri District, in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of Christchurch, and is considered a satellite town of the city. With a population of 18,100 (June 2017), Rangiora is the 25th largest urban area in New Zealand, and the fourth-largest in the Canterbury region (behind Christchurch, Timaru and Ashburton).
Restaurants in Rangiora

1. Hiking New Zealand

Rangiora 7440, New Zealand
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Hiking New Zealand

From the moment you contact the team here at Hiking New Zealand you will feel reassured that we have the depth of knowledge and experience that make us New Zealand's most comprehensive outdoor adventure specialist.We are here to ensure you choose a Wilderness holiday that is exactly what you want - whether its challenge, rest, discovery or simply getting away from mobile networks (and the boss)! We are here to help you choose the best Wilderness holiday for you. And that's no small task. Your time is precious and the choices seem endless.We are a small and passionate team who get real enjoyment out of matching you to the best possible holiday whether its travelling in New Zealand, Australia, Antarctica or as far away as Mongolia. We have a real passion for active travel, wild places and their conservation that we would love to share with you. As avid hikers, mountain bikers, canoeists and "give everything a go" people we are able to use our own personal knowledge and experience to provide guidance on which adventures will ensure your travel expectations are exceeded.

Reviewed By Jaspersize - Penticton, Canada

I just completed the 7 day Ultimate North Island tour. It was an amazing adventure that was made even better by our knowledgeable guide Justin. He is a former park ranger who kept us well informed (and entertained) on such subjects as local history, Maori culture, flora, fauna and politics. He also had lots of options available whenever the volatile New Zealand weather decided to take a turn for the worse. It was an immensely enjoyable trip and I learned a lot.

2. The Town Hall Cinemas

303 High Street, Rangiora 7400, New Zealand +64 3-310 7240
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The Town Hall Cinemas

With in-house film experts and historians, the team at Town Hall Cinemas bring their legendary good taste in contemporary film to the theater-goers of Rangiora, and the Canterbury region with award winning wines and selected craft beers, along with your favourite classic movie fare, in hopes to enhance this new cinema experience.

Reviewed By WorldWideKiwi - Amberley, New Zealand

A newly-refurbished Cinema complex with 3 comfortable cinemas, Seating from 23 to 600 patrons, for which seats can be pre-booked on line or by phone. A good selection of movies are shown, changing regularly. Coffee, wines and snacks are available.

3. Breedenbroek Gardens

96 Boundary Road | Ashley, Rangiora 7477, New Zealand +64 274 642 042
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Breedenbroek Gardens

Welcome to our private family garden, situated in the rolling Ashley Downs. Designed with the help of N.Z. Landscape Architect, Ben McMaster, our relaxed country garden set in a farm environment has been 20 years in the making. Breedenbroek is the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies/photographs and the ideal destination for garden groups and social outings. Enjoy an afternoon tea or a fully catered lunch from local artisans. Our location is 30 minutes north of Christchurch city, on the outskirts of Rangiora with it's excellent range of boutique shops, cafes/restaurants and surrounding wineries. Breedenbroek Gardens are open by appointment ONLY all year round. There is ample off-street parking for cars, minivans, and coaches. Admission charge is $10 for adults and free for children. We would greatly appreciate advance warning of your visit. Google maps will often wrongly direct you to the Boundary Rd in Fernside. We are the Boundary Rd in Ashley/Sefton - 5kms North of Rangiora.

Reviewed By islandtravelguy - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

It's very special to be able to enjoy the intimacy of a private garden as well executed as Breedenbroek. Kay & Rudi are generous hosts and their hands have sculpted the earth in the most magical of ways. Specimen plants will delight the plantsman while...MoreThank you so much for your very kind words and thoughtful review. We very much hope that you'll call in again to visit our garden, when you're next in NZ. :)

4. Glentui Loop Track

Glentui Bush Road | Mount Thomas Forest Conservation Area, Rangiora, New Zealand +64 3-313 0820
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Glentui Loop Track

Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.

Reviewed By Christine W - Christchurch, New Zealand

Great picnic area and parking, long drive out and last couple of kms on dirt road but well worth it. Several tracks to walk on. We took the easy one to the waterfall as we had a 5 month baby with us.

5. The Organic Food House

14 Queen Street, Rangiora 7400, New Zealand +64 3-313 0025
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The Organic Food House

We stock the largest range of organics in North Canterbury. Located in the heart of Rangiora with plenty of parking nearby. We are certified organic and passionate about what we offer. The complete range of Certified Organic goods from fresh produce to gluten free, probiotics, raw foods, and bulk dry goods, as well as serving organic salads daily from our deli, C4 coffee & organic juices and smoothies - relax & enjoy in our outdoor courtyard! Come and talk to our lovely staff who are happy to assist you in choosing the best foods for your health.

Reviewed By ellasuper - Christchurch, New Zealand

A good selection of fresh organic produce. Coffee is great and the decadent dates are amazing! Lots of raw treats if you're into raw foods. Staff are friendly and the courtyard is great for hanging out.

6. Wee Dram Farm Park

492 Oxford Road | Fernside, Rangiora 7471, New Zealand +64 3-310 6443
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Wee Dram Farm Park

Group bookings, day trips, family outings, birthdays and a fantastic place to bring the grandkids. Enjoy a fun day out with our animals, get up close, feed some furry babies and learn about "Country life in Canterbury" with Wee Dram Farm Park. We are an ideal way to spend the day,getting connected, feeding farm animals and meeting their babies, and having fun while gaining knowledge about NZ farms

Reviewed By CyclingTheWorld - Vancouver, Canada

There's some fun animals and the staff are friendly. If I had to choose between Wee Dram Farm and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve I would prefer going the distance to Willowbank. The kids have fun either way. Willowbank though is more for a wider range of ages. And animals are less in a "natural" setting then Willowbank.

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