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Take advantage of our bikes available for hire ($20 per bike including helmets) or bring your own, and enjoy the gentle slopes of the Hurunui Cycle Trail that winds through neighbouring vineyards and farmland, with views across the valley towards Mount Grey.

With Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve only 45 minutes drive away, and Kaikoura only an hour and a half, The Old Glenmark Vicarage is the perfect base to explore the wider region. Discover our favourite coastlines, with the beaches and rock pools of Motunau and the picturesque white cliffs of Nape Nape just a short scenic drive away. Keen golfers can find courses available at nearby Scargill and Amberley beach, and the neighbouring township of Amberley provides an array of boutique stores, restaurants and cafes. The historic Weka Pass Railway runs from Waipara to Waikari every second Sunday. The Farmers Market and Craft Market run each Saturday morning from 9-12, outside the council chambers in Amberley, and has some of the regions amazing local produce. 

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