Ashburton Travel Guide

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Ashburton Things to Do

  • Art Deco

    the Town is packed with Art Deco Buildings..restored and wonderfully presented with a very nice colour-shemeand some are right into your face ^..^ when I first visited Ashburton in the late 80s, it was a little grey, even dull place. Farmers and the Freezing works very dominat and just a bit...provincial. I can assure you, that has changed...

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  • the old Townhall

    very nicely restored to it's former glory.the Town has taken pride in brighten up their place and it is worth to stay for a while.

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  • Ashburton Domain

    some colour and natures serenitythe Rhododendron and Magnolias in full blossom...I have to say....only an hour from Christchurch, in the vicinity of the Alps....Mother Nature is a little late here, in Christchurch, the Magnolias are already fading

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Ashburton Restaurants

  • Falafel, doner and wraps

    The restaurant is relatively small, with three tables and a small bar for eating along the wall. The menu is likewise relatively small, with options of chicken, lamb, falafel or any combination thereof. Its a simply restaurant where you walk up to the counter, order, watch it be prepared, grab it and go. The lamb and falafel are good. When the...

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  • the East Street

    is full of ....everything, on every corner you get a coffee, scones, muffins, pasta, not to forget good seafood, ..vegetarien..I realy was surprised about that . country, cattle, mutton and what have you.but no, vegetarien is definitly on the menu.nobody gets hungry in Ashburton and from US$ 10.- dirt cheap

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  • homemade Food

    run by two women who make homemade food..have a look at the sign, that says it all I had what was offered here and it was gooood, the Latte as well

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Ashburton Transportation

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    Morris Minoe 1954 Coupe

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    till a couple of years ago, we had the choice of travelling by Train...the Southerner...from Christchurch to Dunedin, stopover in Ashburton. that has been shutt down. except for the freight trains..the rails run straight through the town.
    by car or bus, I think twice a day, is the only choice from Christchurch, a short hour on the State Highway 1 a straight drive of 65km
    I ad one of these old Morris Minor 1954 coupe here in Ashburton, all original part and working well...very well looked after.

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Ashburton Shopping

  • Museum and

    just a little outside of Ashburton, when you leave the center south....at the right hand, a District Museum and local Art Craft shop the wood carvings are worth a second look and also knitewear.for those coolish evenings

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  • quite so

    Ashburton has the largest Bus production in the Southern Hemisphere....and not all Diesel or Petrovery innovative electric/solar engine.....the green Bus in Christchurch runs without emission Ashburton has also the leading Kite designerthe largest sock factorylargest spinning wheel and Weaving Loom Manufacturer in NZthe freezing works...meat...

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Ashburton What to Pack

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    Area Map for Ashburton

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    Miscellaneous: what applies for Christchurch/ New Zealand applies for Ashburton. you find all major Banks...like Westpac..BNZ....ANZ here in Ashburton and all major Creditcards are accepted and ATM working 24h

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    Glock Tower

    by pepples46 Updated Oct 18, 2003

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    Favorite thing: from Christchurch on the way south on State Highway 1, driving into Ashburton..the Glock Tower..the Bell can be heard at every full hour..nothing sleepy here
    the Hub of the Ashburton District, business and farmland, service for rural people and great shopping facilities

    Fondest memory: it's a smallish Town population of around 15 000, all friendly and all communicative. the Main attraction is the Ashburton Domain.....used for Sports events and regreational acctivitaties. I discribed the Domain in my intro....

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