Haere mai, Welcome from the Southern Alps to the South Pacific, Mid-Canterbury is full of great New Zealand experiences.
Located in the South Island of New Zealand Mid Canterbury is home to a huge number of activities and attractions in Ashburton (Hakatere), Methven (Piwakawaka), Rakaia, Mt Somers (Te Kiekie), Staveley and Mt Hutt.
Your South Island experience begins within just an hours drive from Christchurch International Airport, whether you’re driving north, south, east, or west, Mid Canterbury is the perfect stop. Getting here couldn’t be easier.
Stay as long as you can to explore Mid Canterbury to the fullest. With stunning snow capped mountains as its backdrop and boarded by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes the scenery is so magnificent it will take your breath away.
Mid Canterbury is one of the great secrets of New Zealand, with an inspiring range of both energetic and relaxing activities. Join us for a journey of exploration and exhilaration.
Whether it’s winter or summer, there is always loads going on around the region. From adventure races and snow events to music and food festivals, it’s worth taking a look at what’s on when you’re travelling through.