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Experience Unique New Zealand adventures.
Ballooning Canterbury

While visiting our region you can be skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, white water rafting, skydiving, jet-boating, enjoying country golf, visiting gardens, uncovering relics of aviation and transport, or walking the nature trails and simply wondering around the craft and farmers markets. There is plenty of things to do in Mid Canterbury.

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Hassle-free Tours

Our friendly and passionate team specialises in offering unique tours throughout Christchurch & Canterbury. We work hard to deliver memorable ...

Rangitata Rafts

Feel the thrill of conquering some of New Zealand's most exciting and scenic stretches of white water when you join ...

Ballooning Canterbury

Ballooning Canterbury New Zealands ultimate scenic adventure

Discovery Jet

From an ancient volcanic gorge to the towering southern alps you will be in awe of the scenery and what ...

Ashburton Art Gallery

Ashburton Art Gallery is one of the newest cultural facility to be built in the South Island. With just over ...

Newzengland Clay Shooting & Archery

Newzengland Clay Shooting & Archery Services provide a range of outdoor activities for individuals, groups of friends, and corporate team ...

Department of Conservation (Te Papa Atawhai)

We are the New Zealand government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage.

Erewhon Station

Looking for a Unique Experience?
How about a trip to Nowhere?

Methven Heliski

Heliskiing - New Zealand's Southern Alps

Middle Rock Farm Tour

Middle Rock is an ideal venue for community groups, international visitors and families wishing to experience first hand, life on ...

High Country Horse Adventures

Experience the high country on horseback ! Part day, full day and multi day trail rides including accommodation.

Skydiving Kiwis

Welcome to Skydiving Kiwis the #1 spot in Canterbury to do your tandem skydive! Skydiving Kiwis is the premier tandem ...

Lord of the Rings Tours

Journey with Hassle Free Tours to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday - ...

Snow Fun Experience

The Snow Fun Experience is a great opportunity for those non-skier's that are wanting to see and touch some snow ...

Maossie Tours Limited

Enjoy the fantastic alpine landscapes of the Southern Alps in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes bus then relish a ...

CircleNZ Motorcycle Tours

Start your motorcycle tour from Christchurch with a hire from CircleNZ, our rental motorbike depot is the prefect gateway to ...

Peel Forest Horse Trekking

This is your opportunity to experience life before the car and enter a relaxed age, trekking through some of the ...

Bike Methven

Mt. Hutt Bike Park boasts a 30km+ trail network, from a family friendly XC loop to epic single track, double-black ...

Hutt Shuttles

Welcome to Hutt Shuttles

Mountain Bike Transport like no other. DH, Single Track or Multi-day Adventure's, you choose!

Mid Canterbury MTB Club River Trail Loop

You will discover the Mid Canterbury River Trail loop, running along the Ashburton River very close to town, the River ...

Paul Wylie Cyclerama

Paul is very aware of the needs and requirements of cyclists and in his shop you will find a great ...

Backcountry New Zealand Hunting & Fishing Guides

We welcome hunters and anglers to Middle Earth... New Zealand! ...stalking your quarry in New Zealand's stunning alpine environments with ...

Ashburton Domain

The Ashburton Domain is 37 hectares of open space, lawns, gardens and recreational facilities. It is the jewel in Ashburton's ...

Tinwald Domain and Tinwald Pool

The Tinwald Domain is a hidden treasure located northwest of Tinwald off state highway 1.

Trotts Gardens

Trott’s Garden is recognised as a Garden of International Significance and has been awarded 6 stars by the New Zealand ...


Methven Golf Club

Our reputation says it all, "Country Golf at its Finest". Played and enjoy by golfers of all levels the course ...

Mayfield Golf Club

A 9 hole Golf course set in a picturesque setting. A flat irrigated and well maintained country course.

Mt Somers Walk

The popular 2-3 day sub-alpine Mt Somers Track, an easy tramping track, falls within the park.

Lake Emily

Lake Emily gives good access to Manuka Hut, and old farm tracks to Stour Bridge car park.

Stour River

Start you Stour River journey at the Stour River bridge

Mt Barossa

This easily obtainable peak gives good views out across the Conservation Park and even to Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Mt Sunday

Home of Edoras in the movie The Lord of the Rings

Lake Clearwater Loop

Start your journey at Clearwater village

Lake Heron

Explore the area around Lake Heron on these tracks - discover kettle holes, and views of the lake and surrounding ...

Te Araroa National Walkway

The Te Araroa Walkway is a route that runs the length of New Zealand, connecting Cape Reinga and Bluff through ...

Ashburton – Hakatere River Trail

The Ashburton / Hakatere River Trail is an easy walk or cycle

Peak Hill

The climb to the top of Peak Hill rewards walkers with sweeping views of Lake Coleridge and its surrounds. The ...

The Methven Walkway

The Methven Walkway opened in 1979 and is 11km long. Most of the walk is along the Rangitata Diversion Canal. ...

Te Awa Awa Rata Reserve

The Te Awa Awa Rata Reserve is a popular picnic area and an ideal day trip destination.


Mt Hutt Ski Area

Voted NZ's Best Ski Resort three years running at the World Ski Awards - Thats 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Alpine Sports Methven Mt Hutt

In the alpine chalet on the main street of Methven you will find Alpine Sports. Combining experience with passion, the ...


Big Al's Snow Sport

After twenty five years in Methven and counting, we like to think we know a bit about skis and outdoor ...

Snowman Shuttles

Snowman Shuttles provides hassle free, door to door transport to Mt Hutt Ski Area from both Methven and Christchurch.

Powder Hunter Snow Shuttles

Personalised Day & Multi-Day 4WD Snow area Transport.

Customise your own snow adventures! We will pick you up and take you ...


NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter

The New Zealand Alpine & Agriculture Encounter is an experiential visitor attraction located in the centre of Methven, Mid Canterbury.


Ashburton Aviation Museum

Ashburton has a strong aviation history, being a training base in World War 2. There were 50 Tiger Moths based ...

Ashburton Trust Entertainment Centre

The only place in Ashburton to Conference in Style

The Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum

The story of The Plains Vintage Railway and Historical Museum begins nearly 130 years ago, in May 1878. It was ...


Farmers is a Kiwi icon, a much loved NZ retailer since 1909. What started as a mail order company quickly ...

Travel Broker - Methven

My travel industry journey started straight out of school and has spanned almost 20 years!

The Ashburton Arcade

The Ashburton arcade was built in the late 1800's as a livery stable and wool sale yard

Ashford Village

The Ashford Village has ten exciting shops clustered around the historic Mill house. There is a cafe, shops, physio, vet, ...

The Tin Shed

The Tin Shed of today was built from corrugated iron in the late 19th century and used on the farm ...

House of Travel Ashburton

Maxine Whiting is a member of the original HOT Ashburton team and has alongside her a team of 6 consultants: ...

Todds of Ashburton

Todd's is a well-known department store in Ashburton now with a brand new look, new labels and new stocks of ...

Cinema Paradiso Methven

Cinema Paradiso Methven is a boutique cinema located near Mt Hutt, twenty five minutes from Ashburton.
We are one of the ...

Regent Cinema Ashburton

Ashburton's locally owned Regent Cinema has all the box office movies ready to roll.

Staveley Store & Station Farm Shop

Nestled under the picturesque Mid Canterbury foothills, Staveley Store serves delicious home-baked goods, light lunches and great coffee. The Staveley ...

Farmers Corner Souvenir Shop & Restaurant

Welcome to Farmers Corner - The biggest Souvenir Shop in the South Island

Coniston Gardens

This historic property set on 6.5 acres of woodland and formal gardens, offers self contained and B&B accommodation, garden tours, ...

Lake Heron Station

An exclusive, "off the beaten track" experience in the heart of New Zealand's high country. Lake Heron Station offers a ...

Rata Escape

Come and breathe in our beautiful backcountry, farm land and creative local people at Rural Adventure Tours and Accommodation! We ...

Terrace Downs Resort

In the shadow of the majestic Southern Alps, Terrace Downs Resort lies in the heart of the picturesque Canterbury region. ...


Methven Travel

Need a lift to Mid Canterbury?

Methven Travel offer modern and comfortable shuttles servicing Methven, Mt Hutt and the surrounding ...

Methven i-Site Visitors Centre

Want to know where to go and what to see in Mid Canterbury?