Gateway to the Hurunui

About Amberley

Amberley is a country town located in the Hurunui District in north Canterbury, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. While its previous focus was on rural services, it has now become a great tourism and lifestyle destination offering various eateries, boutique stores, and recreational experiences.

At least 1,790 are estimated to live in Amberley.  The local Iwi is Ngāi Tahu.

It is located on State Highway 1 approximately 50 km north of Christchurch.

It is the gateway to the Hurunui District and sought after tourism destinations including Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura.

It serves the local farming community, as well as logistic businesses with it's facilities for trucks whether it's topping up fuel or helping road weary truckers get a good feed.

It is also the headquarters for the Hurunui District Council.