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

Accommodation in the Glen
Canterbury
New, quality country stay, peaceful, great rural outlook. Own en-suites, direct access to patio. Strategically placed (Inland Scenic Route SH72) for West Coast, Mt Cook/Queenstown or to Picton....

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,...

Ballooning Canterbury
Darfield
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...

Rockwood Bushwalk and Garden
Darfield
Newly established bush walk in 100 acres of native bush behind the Homestead. Walk takes you up hill past black beech, natives and ferns and down along the...