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Popular amenities for Ashburton vacation rentals

Stay near Ashburton's top sights

Ashburton Domain5 locals recommend
Robert Harris Ashburton3 locals recommend
New World Ashburton4 locals recommend
Countdown Ashburton4 locals recommend
Speight's Alehouse Ashburton5 locals recommend
Somerset Grocer4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ashburton

  • Total rentals

    50 properties

  • Popular amenities

    Kitchen, Wifi, and Pool

  • Wifi availability

    50 properties include access to wifi

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    10 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Family-friendly rentals

    20 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    3.1K reviews

Your guide to Ashburton

All About Ashburton

The town of Ashburton sits between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers in the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Region, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand,. The town center is dominated by the sprawling Ashburton Domain, featuring landscaped grounds with tranquil ponds, crisscrossing pathways, and two central plazas to the east and west of the railway known as Baring Square, home of the Ashburton Clock Tower and War Memorial. The nearby streets offer low-slung shops and restaurants, and as you wander through town, you’ll find more gardens and squares throughout residential neighborhoods.

Ashburton has museums for visitors of all ages, including an aviation museum, vintage car museum, and a railway museum. Within an hour’s drive, you’ll discover a slew of year-round outdoor activities to enjoy, such as hiking and mountain biking in the Ashburton Lakes, skiing on Mount Hutt, and whitewater rafting and kayaking through the Rangitata Gorge.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ashburton

Thanks to the wide array of outdoor activities available year-round, any time is a good time to secure your vacation accommodation in Ashburton. During the summer months, long, sunny days are great if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors or take in the traditional Festival of Pipe Band Music in February. The town can get busy during school holidays, so keep that in mind when booking. Spring and autumn are quieter, and it should still be warm enough to go for hikes or mountain biking. During the spring, you’ll see the highest water levels for white-water rafting, and in the autumn, the tree leaves burst into a mix of yellow, orange, and red. The winter months bring plenty of snow to the mountains and are the perfect time for strapping on a pair of skis and hitting the slopes.

Top things to do in Ashburton

Ashburton Lakes

Ashburton Lakes are part of Hakatere Conservation Park, 45 minutes’ drive from Ashburton. The park is full of hiking and mountain biking paths, whether you are looking for a short stretch like the fully accessible Nature Trail on Woolshed Creek or a full-day trek on the Lake Clearwater tracks. Mount Sunday looms high above the park and is accessible by an easy 1-hour hike. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and the Rangitata River.

Ashburton Aviation Museum

Ashburton served as a training base for World War II pilots, and this museum near the former aerodrome is now home to more than 20 restored historic aircraft, with a focus on attack planes from before the 1950s. The volunteer staff can explain the history of the aircraft, making this a great stop for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

Ashburton Domain

This beautiful park features century-old trees that create a perfect canopy on hot summer days. You’ll also find a rose garden, an aviary, a paddling pool and seasonal splash pad, and an Art Deco duck pond where you can watch as waterfowl and fish frolic.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ashburton?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 vacation rentals in Ashburton featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Ashburton?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 20 homes with free parking, over 20 homes with a kitchen, over 20 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Ashburton?

    Ashburton has more than 20 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Ashburton have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a kitchen in Ashburton. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Ashburton have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with free parking in Ashburton. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Ashburton have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with air conditioning in Ashburton. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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