Ashburton (Maori: Hakatere) is the bustling commercial centre of the district
Gates to Trotts Garden - Ashburton

You'll appreciate the high quality shopping precincts, eclectic cafes, restaurants, craft shops, a nationally recognised art gallery and museum. Ashburton has retained solid, old-fashion values, great  attitude that is reflected in many aspects of life and it's achievements for the town both in the quality of life and commercial success.

Ashburton offers top class sporting facilities catering for all codes, including an international standard hockey pitch, superb tennis courts and challenging golf courses.

Whether you're here on holiday, a conference or sports event, enjoy traditional heartland hospitality in accommodation to suit your style and budget.

Lake Hood, on the outskirts of Ashburton, is a paradise for water enthusiasts. Enjoy coffee, lunch and dinner at The Lake House Restaurant and bar and take in the surrounding scenery and goings on.

Step it up a gear with a high octane skydiving experience.