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Ashburton Aviation Musuem
There's a treasure trove of history and artefacts to discover throughout the district to satisfy any interest. Intriguing glimpses into past life, including the old lime kilns at Staveley and Mt Somers, coal mines at Woolshed Creek, the old 1860's Hakatere stone homestead and Barrhill historic village.

The Plains Railway Museum, in Ashburton is home to several collections that includes a historic pioneer village.

The Ashburton Aviation museum is a remarkable achievement. Among an amazing collection is a Hawker Harrier jump jet.

There is a rich diversity of art and craft. Ashburton Art Gallery presents an exciting exhibition programme and the impressive Ashburton Event Centre hosts a number of shows and events during the year. Ashford Art and Craft Village is the home of the spinning wheel and a cluster of enticing craft shops.

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

Ashburton Art Gallery

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

Ashford Village

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