Waipara is a small town in North Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Waipara is on State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Kaikoura. The Coastal Pacific train stops here from Oct to Apr on its daily run from Christchurch to Picton and back.
- Weka Pass Railway, ☎ +64 3 962 2999, e-mail: email@example.com. Train excursions on a 14-km track between Glenmark Station in Waipara and Waikari Station every 1st and 3rd Su of the month, every Su in Jan and most public holidays. Trains are usually hauled by an "A" Class "Pacific" steam locomotive built in 1909. Adult $18 one way, $30 return; child $10 and $12.
- Wine tours. Pinot Noir and Riesling are the specialties here.
- Waipara Sleepers, 12 Glenmark Dr, ☎ +64 3 314 6003. Sleep in converted historic railway wagons, each on its wheels on a piece of railway track. Tent site $20, van site $25, bunk $25, huts and wagons $35–45 sgl, $55–65 for two.