Leithfield Beach Travel Guide
The coastal settlement of Leithfield Beach is a good place to get away from it all. Leithfield Beach has a popular camping ground
and scenic walks right at hand. The beach attracts surfers during winter, when the ocean swells roll in, and the local river is also good for white-baiting. The beautiful Kowhai Walkway leads from Leithfield Beach to the village of Leithfield. This small country town is one of the oldest in North Canterbury
, and its country pub, the Old Leithfield, is a great place to meet the locals.
Leithfield Beach also makes a handy base for exploring the North Canterbury
region. Drive north, and you'll soon come across the amazing wildlife experience that is Kaikoura
. At nearby Amberley
, you'll find a par 72, 18-hole golf course, bushwalks, and arts and crafts, or sample some of the local wines of the Waipara Wine Valley