Cheviot is a town in the Hurunui District of the Canterbury region of the South Island, New Zealand. It is located approximately 110 kilometres north of Christchurch.
Cheviots primary local industry is wool growing which is the area is renowned for. Cheviot has farmstays that will introduce you to the delights of the country life such as sheep mustering, pony riding and other rural entertainments. Visitors should also see the local museum that depicts the history of the area, including the discovery of moa bones.
A popular spot in the area all year round is the Cheviot Hill Domain which is great for a pleasant picnic because of its broad planting of English trees. In summer Gore Bay on the coast is popular for surfing and both the Hurunui and Waiau Rivers reward fly fishermen with sea-run salmon and trout.
It is named after the nearby Cheviot Hills, which are named after the Cheviot Hills between England and Scotland.
Main Towns in the Christchurch Region
Other Towns in the Christchurch Region