Overlooking the Canterbury Plains


Congratulations! Let us help curate your big day!

Get your wedding planning off to a great start.





Your private hotel quality experience awaits you

WiFi and modern amenities merge seamlessly with our remote, tranquil location in the Port Hills above the Canterbury Plains to offer an other-worldly stay like no other in Christchurch. Whether you are staying in our luxury accommodation, or we are hosting your wedding, private function, or corporate event, you can be assured of a warm welcome, great South Island hospitality, and friendly professional service.


Our speciality

Our experienced team of professionals will be on hand to make your day perfect and keep everyone smiling.

Set in beautiful gardens and native bush, nestled into the hills above Tai Tapu, Waipuna Estate is the ultimate wedding venue, providing a romantic setting for your ceremony and reception and even accommodation before and after your wedding.

Every small detail is important when creating your magical wedding. It’s impossible for a bride to organise everything herself and then step back and enjoy her day like nothing could go wrong.

We believe the only job a bride needs to do is share her desires for her ideal day with us, our job is to make it all happen!

Bride and Groom at Waipuna

Treat your guests to the exclusive Waipuna

for a magical setting for your special day.

We host dozens of weddings every year, so you’ll feel safe leaving us in charge of your romantic day, which means you can enjoy it as you truly should: stress free with not a care in the world.

Make use of our wedding packages which take your big day to the next level: think helicopter tour to your exclusive photo shoot location, romantic accommodation packages to host your wedding party to get ready for the big day, and a honeymoon suite for after so you don’t have to travel. Add a romantic tour package or request a bespoke one put together by our event expert, to kick off your honeymoon.


B&B Private Accommodation

Book the whole house or stay in one of our private suites. The four private guest bedrooms in our modern, spacious villa can accommodate up to 10 adults.

Our master bedroom has incredible views and is the perfect, secluded honeymoon suite. Romance the weekend away with a romance accommodation package. Relax in our expansive living areas and wander through Waipuna’s park-like grounds.

Our guests love waking to the sounds of nature and enjoying one of our ‘famous’ cooked or continental breakfasts. We’d love to share Waipuna with you.


The perfect venue for your private function, corporate events and formal parties.

Impress your guests when you host your next event or meeting at our private estate, set above the Canterbury Plains. Our space transforms into a business centre for corporate clients for managers’ meetings, private business or client events, team building days or launch parties. Similarly, Waipuna is the perfect place for your private party or celebration – anniversaries, birthdays, engagements and many more! 

Waipuna can accommodate up to 80 guests for a formal seated meal and up to 120 guests for an informal event.

For smaller parties and events we will arrange a more intimate, peaceful setting to delight and amaze
your guests, that will be tailored to your style and needs.


Upgrade your stay to an experience you’ll never forget

Your host at Waipuna is happy to provide you with personal tour planning assistance and advice for your holiday, including exciting day trips or longer journeys throughout the South Island.

We’ve teamed up with high quality local providers, to offer you five outstanding packages to make your stay unforgettable.

Luxury Pamper Package
Romantic Escape
Winery Discovery Tour
Golf on a Championship Course
Fishing in Canterbury’s Famous Braided Rivers

What guests love about

Waipuna Estate

Waipuna is a beautiful venue for a wedding.

Sarah is fantastic at organising every last detail and working with the bride to create the perfect day. I highly recommend.

Steph D | Posted on Facebook

Peaceful Stay

Great place, beautiful view, nice garden with trees from where you can pick up fruits directly. Merv is always available to help you and we appreciated the extra steps he did for one of a personal stuff forgotten at the property.

Blaise, Hongkong |

Amazing Place

The staff was incredible. The view was amazing. The facilities are fantastic! And the breakfast was to die for!

Rikus, New Zealand |

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Get In Touch

131 Gerkins Road
Tai Tapu , Christchurch 7672
New Zealand
TEL: +64 3 329 6130
MOB: +64 27 308 5036