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Mid-Canterbury Where to find us

Where to find us

Mid-Canterbury a must, for any South Island conference. Your meeting experience begins within just an hours drive from Christchurch City, Mid Canterbury is the perfect location for your business meeting and getting here couldn’t be easier.

Mid-Canterbury Scenic heighlights

Scenic Highlights

Set between the famous braided Rangitata and Rakaia rivers, and from the mountains to the sea, Mid Canterbury is ideally placed to give you a slice of everything New Zealand has to offer. A district with scenery so magnificent it will take your breath away and one of the country’s richest agricultural regions that rises deep into the Southern Alps. The district’s best- kept secret Hakatere Conservation Park is the largest conservation park in NZ and the gateway to the high country and Southern Alps with 69,000 hectares waiting for you to explore.

Mid-Canterbury Confrence venues & facilities

Conference Venues & Facilities

Mid Canterbury is host to a wide and varied range of conferencing facilities and meeting venues. Optimal group sizes for single room occupancy range is up to 180 people. Our larger conferences and meetings facilities are achievable with day conferencing capacity of up to 500 in either the Ashburton Trust Event Centre or Methven Heritage Centre. Smaller executive meeting facilities showcase some of the most unique & scenic in the country, all with fantastic AV resources, on-site accommodation and incredible dining options.

Mid-Canterbury Accommodation


Mid Canterbury offers plenty of quality accommodation options for all, combined with friendly service. You can stay in luxury lodges or boutique accommodation, where you go to bed and wake to spectacular views that you didn't know existed. Or perhaps your choice is something more urban. We have plenty of motels, hotels, bed and breakfast, resorts to accommodate your event.

Mid-Canterbury Unforgettable experiences

Unforgettable Experiences

Whatever your group’s interests are, it’s likely they can enjoy the playgrounds and experiences the district has on offer.

Outdoor Adventures – Ski Mt Hutt, voted best New Zealand ski resort for six consecutive years. Enjoy our extensive mountain biking trails and tracks, High country hiking networks, including heli- skiing.

Airborne Activities - Choose from one of the many airborne adventures on offer - From a gentle Hot Air Balloon flight, or experience one of our fixed wing or helicopter flights including alps and glaciers experiences.

Water Adventures - In addition to pleasurable boating, kayaking, swimming and fishing, the many rivers and lakes make for fun experiences. Jet boat ride up the stunning Rakaia Gorge or hold on tight on a grade 5 white water raft ride on the Rangitata River, or simply enjoy a round of golf, gardens of national significance, aircraft and historical museums, high country stations and exceptional wining and dining to mention a few!

Why Mid-Canterbury?

  • Epic Snow Sport experiences on Mt Hutt
  • Enchanting aerial views with Adventure Ballooning
  • Thrilling jet-boat adventures on the Rakaia River with Discovery Jet
  • Adrenalin fueled rides with Dirt Bandits - the ultimate ultra terrain vehicle experience
  • competitive corporate challenge of clay shooting, archery and golf with Newzengland.
  • One of a kind Aviation Museum in Ashburton, ideal for your conference dinners and break outs
  • Mid Canterbury is the outdoor adventure capital of Canterbury
  • Award winning restaurants, cafes and bars available post conference.