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

The Bealey Hotel accommodation
Arthur's Pass
On the edge of Arthur's Pass National Park in the heart of the majestic Southern Alps, with stunning views of mountains, and river valley, lies the iconic Bealey...

Klondyke Corner Klondyke Corner campsite
SH 73, 8 km south of Authur's Pass village
This large open campsite is near the junction of the Bealey and Waimakariri Rivers. Popular in the summer. 30 tent sites, toilets, picnic table. It is free to...

Rockwood Bushwalk and Garden
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...

Lake Coleridge Lake Coleridge Activities
With a wide range of activities including garden & farm tours, golf, jet boating, scenic walks & drives, 4WD tours, hunting, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, horse treks, dining...