From Christchurch: The Staging Post is about 130km or a 1½ hour drive north from Christchurch. On the way are Amberley (be sure to stop by the Nor'Wester, Copper Road and Pukeko Junction) & Cheviot. And part of the “Alpine Pacific Triangle”.
From Kaikoura: we’re about 50 minutes (50km) south of Kaikoura. Make sure you have petrol for 50km as there are no petrol stations between Kaikoura and The Staging Post.
From the West Coast via Lewis Pass or Hanmer Springs:
Follow signs to Rotheram. Then to Waiau. At Waiau continue along Lyndon St then onto Parnassus Street. You will soon veer right onto the winding uphill Leader Road. About 20 minutes later you’ll reach SHI signs to Cheviot/Parnassus or left to Kaikoura, go left over the Leader River bridge. In 3 or 4 minutes you’ll see the “Staging Post Turn Right 300m”
275 Hawkswood Road HAWKSWOOD (postal address - 275 Hawkswood Road, RD4, Cheviot 7384 North Canterbury New Zealand).
Intercity Bus might stop at the Staging Post turnoff if you ask the driver nicely. Book your ticket to Cheviot if heading south or Kaikoura if heading north. Traveling on by bus can be tricky so call Linda on 021 135 6186 to discuss your options if you intend to travel by bus. (10km north is a Kaikoura Coast Track intercity stop). We cannot provide bus transfers, sorry.