The Ashburton District has jet-boating, trout and salmon teeming in their rivers, hot air ballooning and parachuting in their skies, mountain biking and skiing on their mountains, walk their historical sites, forests and sub-alpine walkways. Ashford Craft Village is well worth a visit with its unique arts and crafts made and designed by local craftspeople.
Lake Coleridge is the most fished area in the South Island, with its endless opportunities to salmon fish and rainbow and brown trout fly-fishing. On the river enjoy rafting and carefree water skiing, then head to the hills and 4WD Safari tour, or try a farm or high country horse tour, all while touring the dramatic mountains and serene blue lakes. Travel Guide New Zealand, brings you all the information you need to know about Ashburton District.