Ashburton Domain

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

Parks & Recreation

About Ashburton Domain

The Domain is located within walking distance from the Ashburton town centre and most of our schools.

A wide range of sports are played at the domain, including cricket, football, bowls, tennis, hockey and croquet all being played. 

For the children we have a paddling pool which is open during the warmer months. The paddling pool is covered with a shade sail to protect from the harsh summer sun.  Next to the paddling pool is a small playground for pre-schoolers.  We also have a track which can be used by small children learning to ride their bikes or older children on skateboards or roller skates.

The Ashburton Domain also boasts a flagship playground with modern state of the art equipment alongside children's favourites such as slides and swings. 

For the people who want a more energetic lifestyle there is also a fitness track around the domain with set exercises at different points.

A map of Ashburton Domain

We are able to cater for most events big or small. If all you want to do is relax and unwind, we have a beautiful rose garden which is often used for wedding ceremonies; the Domain also has many mature exotic trees some planted to mark extraordinary people or a time in history.  Our flower beds are always worth a visit with bedding plants planted for the spring and summer colours.  We also have an aviary with numerous birds on show.

The Domain also has a designated area for picnics with two barbecues and a kiosk offering hot water, this area can be hired for $30 per day.




6.00am - 6.00pm




The Domain can be accessed from State highway 1 whether you are travelling north or south