Ashburton belongs to Canterbury Region and it’s sited on the State Highway 1. This large town is primarily a farming district. Lies between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers, Ashburton offers fly fishing as an activity for visitors. In fact, it’s only 86km away from Christchurch and that’s not far for us to take round trip to Christchurch on days off. Nonetheless, I occasionally prefer to hang around in Ashburton to enjoy the calming atmosphere it offered.
Some photos taken in the downtown while staying there...
|Landmark clock tower in the downtown|
|Town's sculpture of 'LOVE ME TENDER' by Llew Summers 1994|
|Memorial statue outside the Ashburton Council Chambers|
|St Stephen's Anglican Church|
|A recretional walkway along the main street opposite the retails shops|