Three of New Zealand’s popular recreational destinations, Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley wine region and Kaikoura are linked as part of 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.  The route is well signposted and can be combined with other destinations as part of a complete South Island itinerary.