Welcome to Sensational Selwyn

The Selwyn District - the largest district within Canterbury - lies South and West of Christchurch. With its grand scenery, walking, cycling, and garden trails; and six sensational ski fields, there's always something interesting happening (and always something delicious to eat).

So why don't you stay awhile?

So where exactly is the Selwyn District?

Sensational Selwyn stretches across the Great Canterbury Plains and is bounded by the mighty Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers, with Arthur's Pass National Park snuggled in the high Southern Alps to the west, and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

Just 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport you will find yourself either heading across to the West Coast, down the East Coast, or travelling towards the center of the South Island. The district stretches across the Canterbury Plains to Arthur's Pass National Park in the Southern Alps.

Things to see and do in Sensational Selwyn

Greyneys Greyneys campsite
SH 73, 6 km from Arthur's Pass Village
The campsite and shelter are next to the car park. Explore the century-old coach road and other tracks in the park leading through lush forest to waterfalls. Toilets,...

Lake Coleridge Lodge Lake Coleridge Lodge
Lake Coleridge Lodge offers catered and self-catered accommodation in all seasons in the stunning Canterbury High Country. Enjoy a wide range of recreational activities or just soak up...

Adventure Trailrides Adventure Trailrides
Offroad motorcycle thrills and quad bike fun riding the best high country trails in New Zealand. Experience alpine views over the Canterbury Plains and riding over tussock covered...

Discovery Jet
You'll need to hang on tight as our driver skill fully weaves the jet boat through the intricate network of braided river channels, skimming along stony banks and...