Points of Interest
- New Zealand's Alpine & Agricultural Encounter
- Horse trekking and Clydesdale wagon safaris through Hakatere Conservation Park
- Mt Sunday, home of Edoras for Lord of the Rings
- Guided alpine trekking with fine dining and private cabins
- Trophy hunting with specialised guides
- Trotts Garden, a garden of national significance
- 4WD adventures into remote high country wilderness
Mid Canterbury is a panorama of plains and peaks. The broad landscape punctuated with rivers, lakes, forests and mountains, provides every ingredient for an amazing array of attractions, activities and leisure pursuits, as active or passive as you desire. Nobody should say they have seen New Zealand until they go deep into the Southern Alps up the Rangitata and Rakaia Gorges and see the myriad of small glaciers and experience the breathtaking scale of this land.
Uncover fascinating history on the heritage trails. Browse the bustling arts, crafts and farmers’ markets. Venture into high country wilderness on foot, by mountain bike, on a horse trek or 4WD adventure. Tee off at picturesque country golf courses. Trophy hunt in the backcountry.
Relax and pamper yourself with a spa treatment and massage, or experience new taste sensations and creative experiences on The Mid-Canterbury Food & Wine Trail.
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located in 371 Racecourse Road, Ashburton - Trott's Garden was planned from the beginning. The woodland area was developed around a series of gently curving walls. Later the water gardens were added and finally the English inspired formal gardens. The layout is such that the garden areas are integrated yet contain elements of surprise as the visitor...
Skydiving Kiwis Ltd
located in Ashburton Airport,
Ashburton - Skydiving Kiwis is the only spot in Canterbury to do your tandem skydive.
Nestled in the heart of Canterbury's (Mid Canterbury)majestic scenery, your mind-blowing New Zealand skydiving experience awaits you. Not only do you get to feel the rush of free-fall reaching speeds of up to 200kpm, your leisurely plane ride...
located in 71 Flynns Road,
Ashburton - The accommodation base of Rata Lodge is located in Staveley, Mid Canterbury and this “boutique barnstay” is set in a private bush garden under the grand presence of Mount Somers.
Rata Escape also offers custom-made day adventures exploring the spectacular Mid Canterbury backcountry. Activities include guided hiking, mountain biking, 4WD exploring,... Readmore »
located in 53 Waikari Rd, RD 20, Peel Forest - The magnificent Lord of the Rings scenery alone is worth visiting, but combine this with rafting some of New Zealand’s most exciting stretches of grade 1 – 5 white water for 2.5 hours, delicious meals and an amazing atmosphere and you have the recipe for experiencing one of New Zealand’s... Readmore »
Peel Forest Horse Trekking
located in 105 Dennistoun Road,
Peel Forest - More than just a horse trek - A lifetime memory. 1 Hour Treks | Half to Full Day Treks | Multi Day Treks. Breath taking views of the mountains, Rangitata River and the Canterbury Plains. No experience necessary, horses to suit all ages and abilities
Welcome to Peel Forest Horse Trekking,...
located in Terrace Downs Resort,
Methven - Newzengland offers archery and clay shooting located at the Terrace Downs Resort, nestled on the edge of the Rakaia Gorge. All activities are safe, cater to all abilities and are heaps of fun!
Corporate enquiries welcome as well as from any private group of people. Readmore »
located in Christchurch - We invite you to join us on a journey into some of New Zealand's most spectacular and breathtaking scenery. We have a range of tours available including a one-day tour to the remote and enchanting Mt Sunday. In the heart of the Canterbury High Country, Mt Sunday was used for... Readmore »
located in 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Windwhistle - Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are few scenic alpine courses like it. The Golf Course at Terrace Downs is fun and challenging for all golfers, from the first time golfer to the aspiring professional. Terrace Downs Golf Resort is ranked as one of New Zealand’s top... Readmore »
located in Hakatere Potts Road, Ashburton Lakes, Ashburton - Erewhon is a 35,000 acre property at the head of the Rangitata River in the Southern Alps. The Station includes a large Clydesdale Horse Stud and we can tailor a Clydesdale experience for you ranging from a 1 hour wagon ride to a genuine high country adventure to our private...
located in 211a Wills Street,
Ashburton - The success of your next conference or event will be assured with our state of the art facilities. The Ashburton Trust Event Centre is fast gaining a reputation for its brilliant design and ease of use for a variety of events.
The Centre was built using the latest technology and is... Readmore »
located in 327 West Street,
Ashburton - The Ashburton Art Gallery is a vibrant and innovative regional public artbgallery serving the urban population of Ashburton and the wider Ashburton
The Ashburton Art Gallery hosts exhibitions by local, national and international artists, as well as arranging a stimulating annual programme of touring exhibitions. Wherever possible the Gallery supplements... Readmore »