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Best things to do in Ashburton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bakery
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“Because...?? Why not the best pies in all of NZ not to mention the cakes and ohhh the coffee and frappes.. this place is seriously addictive ”
18 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Mt Hutt ski field is an hours drive from Rakaia, with a magnificent view of the Canterbury plains, a cafe, restaurant, ski hire and small shop, and great skiing.”
13 locals recommend
Lodging
“A Picturesque golf resort plus restaurant, bar and spa. Nice walks. Driving range and soak in the view!”
9 locals recommend
Cafe
“A tasty spot with a fantastic atmosphere, great pizzas and a fantastic drinks menu. ”
7 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“step back in time in our iconic little cinema. Up to date films served snuggled up on sofas - an experience indeed!”
6 locals recommend
Café
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“Set in a beautiful 'old english garden'. Has great coffee and food selection.”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Awesome skiing and only an hour and a half from Christchurch city. Opening on 8th June 2018: www.nzski.com/mt-hutt ”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The last biggest supermarket between Geraldine and Lake Tekapo. Great food, wine and boutique beer selection. ”
4 locals recommend
Ski Area
“60mins from River Retreat. A popular Ski field that provides some of the best snow conditons for skiers and snowboarders. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Another great walk. Check conditions before starting. Check the website for more info.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Stroneschrubie Restaurant offers lovely meals with a choice of Bistro or fine dining. ”
7 locals recommend
Café
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5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great cafe spot in Methven with great atmosphere created by Maria and her staff. ”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Best kept secret for superb skiing in the Mackenzie district - and the entrance to the skifield access road is just 10 minutes drive along SH8. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Good meal have a variety of foods pizzas roast you name it , good beer and a lovley outside area on a nice day ”
6 locals recommend