About the Ashburton District
Located in the central South Island, just an hour’s drive south of Christchurch, the Ashburton District is hard to bypass. Its options for adventure, entertainment and relaxation are seemingly endless, and all set amongst a colourful tapestry of farmland, interwoven with braided, fish-laden rivers.
Centred round the city of Ashburton, the district also encompasses the towns of Methven Mt Hutt Village, Mt Somers and Rakaia – each a special destination, offering a different experience. The area’s pastoral backbone is evident in each of the towns that dot this welcoming landscape. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rural atmosphere, with farm tours, horse treks and the opportunity to taste locally grown produce.