"ASHBURTON a rural Town" Ashburton by pepples46

Ashburton Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 17 photos

and very much Cantabrian

in South Canterbury, Main Center for the farming Community and link to the south of the South Island.
the Ashburton Domain a must stop.buy yourself lunch at the many Cafe's around and enjoy this beautiful Park

a very nice rural Town indeed. just 65km south of Christchurch, the trip is easy, strait line, a little boring perhaps, but on the right side you see the Mount Hutt Ranges at all times.
they have restored their wonderful Art Deco Buildings, brought business in and doing very well. the Town people are chatty open minded and love to hear Ashburton looks beautiful now
the old Townhall, renovated and occupied by a big Insurance Company

at the West Street, one of the main Roads in Ashburton you find the Domain. at Springtime, full of colours and shady places. many old europaen and world Tree's...like Cedar and english Oak.
Waterways and many NZ Native shrubs and tree's planted.
the colour comes from the perannials and Rhododendrons, Magnolias and japanese Cheerytrees...oh well, I didn't see that big Truck when I took the pic

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  • In a nutshell:small Town atmosphere with friendly folks
  • Last visit to Ashburton: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2003
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  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 12:54 AM

    Ahh, cute little town :-)

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2006 at 10:21 PM

    Was the art deco due to reconstruction like in Nelson?

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 8:52 PM

    HI Walttraud ! Love your Ashburton page, GREAT JOB AS ALWAYS. I had never heard of this town ,it looks lovely. Nice pics, my favs are the old car & Deco buildings : )

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 11:20 PM

    Waltraud, this looks like a wonderful little town, with it's beautiful foliage and restored buildings under a blue Spring sky!! Even more so, considering that it is -17 C here!!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 2:21 PM

    The name caught my attention, as there is an Ashburton not far from me! Looks a picturesque little place, I love Art Deco. Enjoyed your page, lovely photos Well Done (~_~)

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2004 at 5:36 PM

    Very informative page.. I love the art deco buildings.. something about them. Gosh, that Morris Minor sure is looking good for it's age.. Cheers!!!!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2003 at 12:52 AM

    I'll go to Ashburton and buy a bus then, eh? Glad there are bells there too :-) The Art-Deco must be a stunner. Well done!

  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2003 at 9:05 PM

    Nice page on a NZ town - the art deco buildings and the scones got my attention!

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 12:03 AM

    Leuke page!!I like the photo from the Rhododendron.So sunny!!Thanks

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2003 at 6:55 PM

    a lovely page , Wal ! Great to see this Morris Minor - it is such a great car, and still lots of them run and run and run...

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