The Ashburton i-SITE Visitor Centre is part of New Zealand’s official nationwide Visitor Information Network.
One hour south of Christchurch, Ashburton has a fantastic range of shops including Ashford Village and the world famous Ashford Spinning Wheel Museum. The Aviation Museum with its amazing collection of planes from yesteryear, also several gardens of national significance including Trotts, Winchmore and the Ashburton Domain. Oct–June, the Plains Vintage Railway & Museum is open. Lake Hood, on the outskirts of town, a paradise for all water based activities.