Things to do in the area
Sharplin Falls Walking Track
Sharplin Falls is a beautiful waterfall nestled in the foothills of Mt Somers. It’s a great family friendly walk, suitable for kids and beginner hikers too. A lovely stroll through the beautiful bush, full of birdlife and ending at the lovely Sharplin Falls waterfall.
Allow 1.5 hours to complete this track (though it will likely be a bit quicker).
Staveley Skating Rink
This year they opened the new and improved Ice Skating rink for the first time and everybody had a great time!
See their Facebook page for more information regarding this seasons weather conditions and opening hours.
Mt Hutt Bike Park
Mt Hutt Ski Field
Visit the Mt Hutt website for more information.
Lake Camp and Lake Clearwater
Or also known as the Ashburton Lakes, are located in the Hakatere Conservation Area in Mid Canterbury. The area lies between two rivers, the Rakaia River and the Rangitata River and the highlight of the area being the many beautiful high country lakes.
There are plenty of beautiful walks in this area as well as amazing spots to camp. The area is also home to 'Mount Sunday' which was a filming spot for The Lord Of The Rings.