Ashburton is a large town located a short drive from Christchurch and is situated in the heart of the Canterbury Plains. Ashburton is the hub of the Mid Canterbury's, combining city facilities and vibrancy with smaller town friendliness. You’ll enjoy a nationally recongised art gallery and aviation museum and a relaxing laid-back country atomsphere.
Lake Hood, on the outskirts of Ashburton is a paradise for water enthusiasts, with a wide range of activities including swimming to yachting, boating and waterskiing as well as a range of accommodation in Ashburton. Enjoy coffee or dining at the lakefront restaurant and watch the world go by. more
Top class sporting facilities cater for all codes and include an international-standard hockey pitch, superb tennis courts and challenging golf courses.
The annual Wheels Week in May showcases many heritage attractions that can also be visited year round. Including the Ashburton Vintage Car Museum, the Plains Railway and Historical Village and the Ashburton Aviation Museum.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle and escape to Red Cottage in Staveley. Enjoy romantic evenings with open fires, candle light and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage. Watch the sun set over the surrounding mountains while enjoying local produce and fine wine, after a day of exploring this wonderful area.
Pictured is one of our star attractions, the Harrier 'jump jet'. Ashburton has a strong aviation history, being a training base in World War 2. We have a super-hanger and more than 20 aircraft on display. We're well worth a visit. Get up close and personal with Skyhawk, Tiger Moth, DC3, Flying Flea, Vampire, Meteor, Harvard, De Havilland.
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South Island Motorhome Show 2024
The South Island Motorhome Show is a not to be missed motor-caravanning event, held annually in Ashburton. This is the ultimate event for those interested in purchasing a new or used motorhome or caravan, looking to ...
Where: Ashburton A&P Showgrounds, Ashburton, Ashburton District
Address: Brucefield Rd, Ashburton, Ashburton District
From: 9:00am on Saturday 10th February 2024
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 11th February 2024