780 East Street, Ashburton,
0800 101 965
Coronation Park Holiday Park is situated at the northern end of Ashburton on East Street between King and Princess Streets.
One of New Zealands most beautiful and extensive privately owned gardens. The award winning garden includes three hectares of peaceful woodland areas, formal garden, chapel, water gardens, specialist nursery and old stables.
Open mid September – Mid May
Monday to Saturday 9am-4.30pm
Ph 308 9530
371 Racecourse Rd, RD6, Ashburton
The museum is home to a vintage railway featuring 3 operational steam locomotives and a vast array of vintage machinery displays and a recreated Pioneer village. Great place to bring a picnic.
The Plains are open for viewing year round.
Ph 308 9600
Located just off of Highway 1 on Maronan Rd, Tinwald
CharRees is a small family owned boutique vineyard situated just South of Ashburton. Come and taste Ashburtons own wine which has been picked for optimum flavours.
For tasting and purchasing at the Cellar Door they are open Wednesday – Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm
Ph 308 2750
22 Laings Rd, RD5, Ashburton
From the past to the future... Ashburton Aviation Museum tells the story of the important role the airfield played in training 1192 pilots to serve our country and it's allies during World War II. Over 20 aircraft on display, research library and souvenirs on sale.
Open every day 1pm – 3pm. Extended hours Saturday and Wednesday from 10am
Ph 308 6408
Located at Ashburton Airport, Seafield Rd, Ashburton
The Art gallery is an accessible, exciting and innovative regional public art gallery which is a source of pride to the Asburton Community. The gallery presents a varied, thought provoking and innovative programme of local, national and internationally sourced exhibitions. Free admission.
Open 7 days 10am – 4pm, Wednesday nights open until 7 pm
Ph 308 1133
327 West Street, Ashburton
The Ashburton Museum features a range of exhibits including local, national and international themes which are regularly updated. Extensive records are available to researchers including genealogical, photographic and local history information.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 4pm
Ph 308 3167
327 West Street, Ashburton
Large display of memorabilia with displays and historic information such as photographs,newspapers and a comprehensive collection of trainers / owners racing colours. If you are interested in racing this is the place to visit.
Open most Tuesdays and on race days
Ph 308 6794
Located in the kiosk building, Racecourse Road, Ashburton
The Ashburton Farmers Market is held over the summer offering a fresh, quality food market that promotes direct sales from producer to consumer.
Held fortnightly on a Saturday, wet or fine, starting at 9am til noon - SUMMER ONLY
Situated in the centre of Ashburton on State Highway 1, at the West Street car park
The EA Networks Centre features an indoor heated aquatic center in Ashburton, including four pools, a spa and steam room.
Ph 308 4020
20 River Terrace, Ashburton
The Ashford village has ten exciting shops clustered around the historic Mill house. There is something for everyone here. The village was developed in 1986 and is popular with locals and visitors alike. It is set in attractive gardens with plenty of off street parking. At the village see the home of the world famous Ashford spinning wheel and weaving looms and learn these timeless crafts. Take home an original Ashford wheel, homespun jersey, fleece, yarns, souvenirs, crafts and gifts - Something for everyone.
Open 7 days, and most public holidays
Ph 308 9085
427 West Street, Ashburton
A beautiful park with walks, amazing trees, bird aviary, a pond with plenty of ducks to feed and a children's playground. Bring a picnic. There is something for all ages.
Open 7 days
Situated on State Highway 1
Whether your idea of evening and weekend relaxation is yachting, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, or simply enjoying a picnic bedside the crystal clear, spring and river-fed waters, there’s something for everyone at Lake Hood.
Spanning over 80 hectares – almost two and a half kilometres in length and over a kilometre wide – Lake Hood is the region’s foremost aquatic playground. With separate space for an eight-lane international rowing course, dedicated water skiing and jet skiing areas, as well as ample room for swimming, sailing and kayaking, Lake Hood draws visitors from across the region.
The community also provides plenty of recreational opportunities for young families off the water as well, with tennis and basketball courts, as well as extensive picnic areas, recreational reserves, and trails for mountain biking and horse trekking.
There’s also the popular Lake House restaurant within walking distance. The restaurant is one of Canterbury’s best kept secrets, offering dining either indoors or outdoors near the shores of the lake.
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