Located in the Canterbury Region of the South Island, Ashburton is a town situated between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers. Just over an hour away from Christchurch, Ashburton is known as the place where Europeans settlers first arrived.

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If you’re planning on visiting this Ashburton, add popular places in the area to your list including Ashburton Aviation Museum, Trotts Garden, Hakatere Conservation Park and the Ashburton Art Gallery. Ashburton is most well known for salmon fishing and jet boating.

Whether it’s the vintage railway museum, or the local arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone in this Kiwi town. With so many reasons to travel to of the Cantebury region, be sure to book your Ashburton stay with Choice Hotels.

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