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

Andrews Shelter Andrews Shelter campsite
Off SH 73, 5 km along Mount White Road
In the south-eastern corner of the National Park, this campsite is a popular starting point for trampers heading to Casey Hut. 20 tent sites, toilets, picnic table. It...

Chamberlains Ford Chamberlains Ford Recreational Reserve Camping
Location: Leeston Road
Management: Coes and Chamberlains Fords Reserve Management Committee
Key Activities: Camping, fishing, picnics, casual recreation, conservation
Charge: No fee
Toilet facilities availabl...

Alpine Jet Alpine Jet
Exciting jet boat rides with spectacular scenery in the Waimakariri River Canyon. Experience the world famous 360° Hamilton Jet Spins. Commentary and photo opportunities.

Ballooning Canterbury
Hot air ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps.

- Courtesy transfers to...