Enjoy Waiau, North Canterbury's best kept secret

Waiau is one of the oldest towns in North Canterbury nestled on the banks of the Waiau river with approximately 300 residents and local business servicing a large and well established farming community.
At the heart of the Apline Pacific Triangle, a robust and positive community spirit makes Waiau a great place to live or spend the weekend.

Waiau Community Calendar

Click here to view the calendar of events

Waiau historic places

Waiau has plenty of historic places to visit, just click on the link

historic places

Mt Lyford

Drive up to visit Mt Lyford village or ski field, only a short 25 minute drive from Waiau

Mt Lyford


Annual event held every year at the Waiau rugby grounds

local events

The citizen

Waiau's weekly newsletter keeps you up to date with local news.

the citizen

2016 Earthquake

The 2016 Waiau earthquake was a devestating 7.8 magnatude earthquake that hit Waiau and Kaikoura in November

2016 Earthquake

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is North Canterbury's famous alpine escape

Explore the heart and soul of Hanmer Springs, only 40 minutes drive from Waiau


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