Things to see and do
If you love fishing, especially fly fishing, you’ll be in your element in Ashburton. The mountains offer exciting winter skiing and snowboarding, whilst in the summer they’re perfect for hiking, biking, and climbing. The Mt Hutt ski area is within easy reach. Admire the beautiful scenery from up high with a hot air balloon flight. Golf enthusiasts can have fun on one of the nearby courses, and other available activities include swimming, skydiving, and paintballing. To learn more about the area, visit one of the six interesting museums in the town; the main museum shows how Ashburton has developed over the years, and there are also museums dedicated to cars, trains and planes. Take note, transport enthusiasts!
The main street is home to a wide assortment of shops, many of which stay open late at night. You can buy some local art and crafts to take home as a memento of your stay Other local attractions include Winchmore Gardens, Coniston Homestead, Rakaia Gardens, Trotts Gardens, Washpen Falls, Akaunui Historic House, and the Longbeach Estate. There is certainly plenty to do for people off all interests and tastes!
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