Lincoln University (10 minutes away), Burnham Military Camp (6 kms away), Research Institutes, local golf courses and ranges, restaurants and wineries, garden tours and fishing for trout or salmon in the Rakaia River.
Visit the Antarctic Centre or the Airforce World. Travel to the Christchurch City where you will find the Canterbury Museum, Art Gallery, City Tours, Botanical Gardens (one of the finest in the Southern Hemisphere), punting at Mona Vale and on the Avon River. Hagley Park also awaits you.
Ferrymead Historic Park, Yaldhurst Transport Museum, Orana Park, Dean’s Bush, arts and crafts shops, cafes and the French History Museum in the historic township of Akaroa are all within easy reach. Visit the Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory on the way to Akaroa – Barry’s Bay, where cheese is created – not just made. Walk along the pier in Akaroa and see the blue pearls at Akaroa Blue Pearls Ltd or sign up for a Black Cat Cruise.
Visiting during the winter months? We are only one to two hour’s drive to four ski fields in Canterbury – Mt Hutt, Craigieburn, Porter Heights and Temple Basin. The Tranz Alpine Scenic Train day trip from Christchurch to Greymouth return (in winter or summer) is a wonderful experience – in fact, you can catch the train in Rolleston and be returned before 6:00 pm in the evening.
What have we missed? Mona Vale, the Airborne Honey Factory at Leeston, Salmon World at Rakaia, Hanmer Springs Thermal Alpine Village, Clydesdale wagon trips, 4WD tours and shopping are but a few – and there’s more.
Selwyn District, in which we are located, offers Cafes, Restaurants, Shopping Centres including Banking facilities, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, Sports’ Fields, Walking and Tramping Tracks, Medical/Dental facilities, Event/Recreational Centres, Exhibitions, Art Studios, Gardens, Markets, Heritage Homes, Wineries, Real Estate opportunities and Agricultural Field Days. Nearby, the Izone Industrial Park covering nearly 200 hectares, will soon employ over 2,000 people in more than 80 businesses. Two inland ports located within and near the Industrial Park serve Lyttelton, Tauranga and Timaru.
Rolleston has been the fastest growing town in New Zealand and Selwyn the fastest growing district.
Our location is perfect for meeting any one of the above activities but also an ideal lay-over stop for when you continue your journey South, West or North.
Garden View Bed and Breakfast is an oasis, whether for business or a restful stay in a tranquil garden environment.