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Things to do

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.

Mid Canterbury MTB Club River Trail Loop

Running along the Ashburton River very close to town, the River Trail Loop and Skills Park is purposely built for ...

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 ...

Awa Awa Rata Reserve

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

Tinwald Domain and Tinwald Pool

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


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 ...


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 ...


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

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

A relaxing holiday begins onboard our shuttles & tours.

Running airport & ski shuttles to Methven & Mt Hutt, like clockwork ...

Methven i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

We provide a comprehensive, impartial information and booking service for the Mid Canterbury region and New Zealand for accommodation, activities, ...