Explore Mid-Canterbury.

The Mid- Cantervury region is located in the South Island of New Zealand and includes Ashburton, Mt Hutt, Methven, Rakai, Mt Somers and Staveley. With scenery, activities and accommodation for all visitors, it is a great place to include on your South Island trip. Stretching from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, with stunning snow-capped Mt Hutt as its backdrop and bordered by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes, Mid-Canterbury is one of the great secrets of New Zealand, with an inspiring range of both energetic and relaxing activities, complemented by genuine New Zealand heartland hospitality. Join us for a journey of exploration and exhilaration.

Your South Island experience begins within just an hour’s drive from Christchurch International Airport where you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding, hiking or mountain biking, white-water rafting, skydiving, jet boating, horse riding, fishing, hot air balloon or fixed wing scenic flights, 4WD Adventures, country golf courses, gardens of blazing blooms, displays of arts and aviation and transport history.

You’ll enjoy great dining options at many cafes & restaurants throughout the district. From the classic kiwi takeaway, or NZ country pub meal, to delicious first-class fare Mid Canterbury is an exciting gourmet destination.

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In Mid Canterbury you can choose from an excellent range of accommodation. Select from quality Hotels, Motels, Boutique Lodges and Apartments, B&B's and Farmstays, backpackers, and holiday parks.

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Staveley

Staveley

Staveley and Mt Somers, the two main villages servicing the region (both located on the Inland Scenic Route 72), offer a wide range of accommodation and wining & dining options.

Mt. Hutt

Mt. Hutt

Hit the world class ski and snowboard slopes of Methven Mt Hutt!

Mt. Somers

Mt. Somers

Discover the stunning Mt Somers and Canterbury Highcountry - ecotours, tramping, hiking, bush walking, fishing and Lord of the Rings film locations make this a must-see destination!

Methven

Methven

home of Mt. Hutt, some beautiful backcountry and a special mix of people.

Rakaia

Rakaia

One of the world's best examples of a braided river and a great fishing spot.

Ashburton

Ashburton

Stop and enjoy the quality shops, restaurants, art galleries & museums.

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