Cheviot is probably known to most as being a great place to stop on your way to or from Kaikoura, being about half way between Kaikoura and Christchurch. There's some fabulous places to eat, drink, get supplies, shop and fill up your car. There's a lot to Cheviot, it is well worth taking the top to visit for longer to discover all that we have to offer.
There are some lovely walking tracks, and great places to cycle. There's wine tasting and perhaps a visit to a hazelnut orchard would be of interest.
Currently Cheviot needs visitors as we have relied on tourists and passing traffic for many of our businesses, and with the State Highway One closed above Kaikoura since the November 2016 earthquake, it does mean things are a bit quiet! Our lovely cafes, takeaways, shops and Trust Hotel are open and Gore Bay is always a magnificent spot to spend some time.
Our website has plenty of information on what is available, and what events are on, and you can also follow our active Facebook page to get more ideas and day to day information.
Cheviot is a small friendly town that occupies the rolling farmland between two of the South Island's magnificent braided rivers and the Pacific Ocean. While small in stature, Cheviot has attractions and services well beyond its size.
Cheviot’s diverse collection of shops and galleries stock just about everything you can think of from a well stocked hardware and supermarket to beautiful jewellery, home wares and original New Zealand art.