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Commodore Motor Lodge
Ashburton accommodation
814-816 East St
New Zealand
Fax: +64 3 308 9595
Phone: +64 3 308 8050
Freephone: 0800 108 006

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Things to do in Ashburton

Ashburton is the hub of this district and offers high-quality shopping facilities, cafés, restaurants, craft shops, heritage museums and a nationally recognised art gallery. Lake Hood is situated just 5 minutes from Ashburton and boasts 7km of shoreline, a water ski tournament park and international-class rowing course.

Rakaia is a rural community 50km south of Christchurch, with a 1.8km bridge spanning the Rakaia River, one of the world's best examples of a braided river, and offering some of the best fishing in the country. Rakaia offers a range of activities, including salmon fishing, jet boating, golf, garden visits, craft markets and farm tours.

Methven and Mt Hutt offer walks, fishing, hunting, skiing and snowboarding, bungy jumping, jet boating, hot air ballooning and golf. Each year, thousands of visitors from around the world base themselves at Methven Mt Hutt Village, which is at the heart of seven ski areas and features over 1000 square kilometres of the best heli-skiing terrain in New Zealand.

Ashburton Activities