Located in the heart of Mid Canterbury, Ashburton, we’re only 85kms from Christchurch and Timaru. Ashburton is home to one of the top Jewels Harness Racing courses in New Zealand. The town is 30minutes drive from Methven and Mount Hutt, one of New Zealand’s most popular winter resorts. There’s plenty for you and your visiting friends and family to enjoy.
At Lochlea Lifestyle Resort, we believe that life is for living. Residing in a safe and secure gated community doesn’t mean being fenced off from the world. On the contrary, it offers you security so you feel confident to get out and explore the surrounding area.
Ashburton is bounded by two of New Zealand‚ most popular salmon and trout fishing rivers, the Rakaia and Rangitata.
With a population of over 30,000, the town still has a strong rural background in farming. Situated on State Highway 1, Ashburton is easily accessible and is serviced by daily passenger bus connections from main centres in the South Island.