Ashburton is a popular base for your South Canterbury holiday due to the close proximity of Christchurch, Mt Hutt, Methven, Raikia and other popular holiday destinations. The district offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets! Choose from budget backpacker accommodation to holiday parks, bed & breakfasts, farmstays, holiday homes, motels and hotels.
The broad range of lodgings available in the district begins at the top… with luxury accommodation. Beluga Lodge is a Qualmark 4 Star Guest & Hosted accommodation is located in a beautifully restored heritage building located in Methven. Beluga offers you the choice of stylish Lodge Rooms, the secluded luxury of the Garden Suite, or independence in the delightfully restored Minke Cottage. Luxury Lakeside B&B Accommodation can also be found at Lake Hood, only minutes from Ashburton. Nestled in a tranquil lake setting, your accommodation boasts private spa and sauna, large king size bed, ensuite and private patio.
If you prefer to stay in the convenience of a hotel with on-site restaurant, indoor heated pool, all weather tennis court, Casino Lounge, TAB, Pool tables and several bars, then book yourself into Hotel Ashburton. Qualmark 3 star hotel with 54 spacious, well appointed hotel rooms.
There is also a strong contingent of motels scattered throughout the town. All are highly competitive and many offer special deals for weekends, off peak and long term stays. You can find some excellent motel providers such as the popular and family friend Ashburton’s Regency Motel with its spacious units in an off-street location boasting spa pool, outdoor swimming pool and BBQ area, while familiar chains such as the Bella Vista Motel brand are also located in the town.
Surprisingly, there is a great choice for Bed and Breakfast accommodation as well as Farmstays, which are popular with tourists, combining the best of private bedroom accommodation and shared living spaces. This is a great way to meet new people and get the ‘low-down’ from locals on the best places to eat, things to see and activities to do.
Budget accommodation is relatively easy to find in Ashburton, with a couple of backpacker lodges and the holiday park. Backpacker accommodation offers very affordable clean and comfortable accommodation and can be a great way to meet like-minded travellers. Ramblers Rest is just a short walk from the i-SITE Visitor Centre and Bus Stop and is designed as your ‘home away from home’, while Ashburton Holiday Park also offers backpacker facilities.