How To Find Us

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The Old Glenmark Vicarage is easily found on Church Road directly off State Highway 1. The turn off to Church Road is signposted “Sherwood Estate” and a blue B&B sign (bed on blue background). The red brick church is visible on a small hill at this junction. The Vicarage is the second driveway on the right, 161 Church Road, the first driveway is the church.

Directions for traveling by car are noted below. If you do not have transport, we can arrange a private pick up and return from the airport, city or Hanmer. Alternatively there are public bus, shuttle and train services to Amberley or Waipara.

From the South – Christchurch City and International Airport (45 mins)

  • Take State Highway 1 (SH1) north through Amberley
  • About 10 km north of Amberley you will cross the Waipara River Bridge. Do not turn left into SH7 to Hanmer, stay on SH1 going north
  • About 3 km past the Waipara River Bridge turn left into Church Road

From the North - Kaikoura (1 hour 45 mins), Picton Ferries (4 hours)

  • Take State Highway 1 (SH1) south through Greta Valley
  • About 20 km south of Greta Valley you will see Waipara Springs vineyard and café signposted on the right then a small bridge
  • Go over the bridge then immediately turn right into Church Road

From the West - Hanmer (1 hour)

  • Take State Highway 7 (SH7) east. At the junction with SH1 turn left and head north for about 3km. Turn left into Church Road

The Old Glenmark Vicarage
161 Church Road, Waipara Valley
Tel/Fax: 64 (03) 3146 775
Mobile: 64 (021) 040 8826