Lushingtons Garden Gifts & Café

An oasis of treats: Lushingtons Garden Gifts & Café

Lushingtons Garden Gifts & Café is an oasis of treats for the tummy, home and garden. Providing the perfect stop for lunch and a stretch of the legs en route to and from Christchurch, it’s even better for a day out.     One of Ashburton’s ‘in the know’ pleasures, Lushingtons is the ideal spot […]

Symphony on the Lake

Lakeside Luxury: Symphony on the Lake

The Picnic Company, a Canterbury handmade gourmet picnic catering business, is starting out as it intends to go forward, by creating a food-inspired event centred around sharing and gathering with community     The Symphony on the Lake will bring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, leading soloists Amati Pati of Sol3Mio and award-winning Isabella Moore into […]

Ashburton’s Blooming Beauty

Ashburton’s Blooming Beauty

A garden blooming with flowers and trees, shrubs, and an array of colourful foliage creates a serene, embracing atmosphere endearing to the heart. As you head out south of Christchurch, along State Highway One and into Ashburton, you will find just that.     As you enter the town, turn right at the entrance and […]

Silly Season Celebrations

Silly Season Celebrations

Ashburton has put on its Santa hat and is playing prestigious host to a wide range of events that capture the spirit of the silly season. We’ve curated a collection of our festive favourites, so whip out your social planner and mark some dates.     Marvellous Markets On Sunday 9 December from 10am to […]

CharRees Vineyard

A tipple at twilight: CharRees Vineyard

CharRees Vineyard is thrilled to announce it is again hosting the Twilight in The Vines evening. This magic occasion is in its fourth year, its success reflected in the growing numbers attending each year.   To be held this year on Saturday 24 November, this gorgeous event is the perfect way to unwind from the […]

Lushingtons Garden

A Lush Life: Lushingtons Garden

Lushingtons Garden Gifts & Café is one of Ashburton’s ‘in the know’ pleasures.     The perfect stop for lunch and a stretch of the legs en route to and from Christchurch, it is even better for a day out. Meet friends, have lunch, stroll the garden centre and browse the giftware:; Lushingtons is an […]

Lake Hood

Unique aquatic playground: Lake Hood

A stunning man-made lake, recreational facility and residential community the size of North Hagley Park is the largest man made recreational lake in New Zealand. Imagine your own waterfront property with a private jetty at the bottom of your garden.     Lake Hood is in excess of 90 hectares in area and continuously expanding. […]

Ashburton Events

All things entertaining: All things entertaining in Ashburton.

In rural mid-Canterbury’s largest town – with the biggest heart – it’s not only the spring lambs that are in a playful mood. The social calendar for all things entertaining is hotting up in Ashburton.   Celtic Illusion – Saturday 15 September A fantastical fusion of mesmerising Irish dance, conjures with magic, illusion and music. […]

Events & escapades

Events & escapades

There’s some exciting events and escapades coming to Ashburton in coming months, things that will tempt, tantalise and tickle some funny bones. Looking for things to do and places to go? We’ve got a bunch. Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy’s Magic Show 29 September to 30 September Ashburton Domain A wannabe strong man, a […]

Body ‘n’ Beauty Worx

All your beauty needs: Body ‘n’ Beauty Worx

Set in a serene, welcoming atmosphere, the exceptional team at day spa and skincare clinic Body ‘n’ Beauty Worx can fulfil all your beauty needs.   Based in Ashburton, owner Di Thomas started the business 18 years ago, recently moving into a villa on Tancred Street to merge with her other beauty business, Mirror Image […]