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 Town Hall, 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 exhibitions, Art studios, Restaurants, Gardens, Heritage Homes and Vineyards.
You won’t want to go home!