Visit Waimakariri is a small team of passionate, experienced and highly skilled staff tasked with the promotion of the Waimakariri district – our events, activities, accommodation, walks and eateries to domestic and international visitors.

Visit Waimakariri is also the administrator of the Waimakariri Event Fund and Waimakariri Regional Events Fund – Contestable and Non-Contestable that has two rounds, twice yearly in March and August, and is provided by the Waimakariri District Council.

Visit Waimakariri enjoys working closely with the isite Visitor Information Centre based in Kaiapoi, Department of Conservation, Canterbury DTO’s/RTO’s, Visit Hurunui, Tourism NZ, Rangiora PromotionsKaiapoi Promotions and Oxford Promotions Associations.

We are part of Enterprise North Canterbury, the economic development agency for North Canterbury. Visit Waimakariri is funded by the Waimakariri District Council and we also work closely with our Business Partners and over 80 event organisers. Based in Kaiapoi in the new business hub at the Enterprise North Canterbury Business Centre, where you will also find the isite Visitor Information Centre.

Waimakariri Visitor Marketing Strategy

The Waimakariri Visitor Marketing Strategy is a framework that will guide visitor-related promotional activity for the district over the next five years. It outlines a vision – encouraging locals and visitors to see the Waimakariri district in a whole new light – inspiring them to enjoy more of our friendly towns and charming countryside – which will support Enterprise North Canterbury and the Waimakariri District’s Council’s efforts in this space.

View the Visitor Strategy here