Mayfield is located about 35km from Ashburton on the Inland Scenic Route 72 that runs through Mid Canterbury. Mayfield has a population of around 200 people, with the majority of residents involved either directly or indirectly in the farming sector. Nestled in a unique environment on the Canterbury Plains near the Southern Alps, Mayfield benefits from the remarkable landscapes surrounding it. The community can trace its roots back to 1879 when the first post office was established. The village has a shop, garage, tavern, local transport company and rural supply store. Mayfield is also a great place to discover country markets on the weekends.