Welcome To Selwyn

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From the land, a place like no other

We’re a place of many landscapes, and many people. A place where you can take a breath of fresh air and discover something new.

Watch the dramatic Southern Alps and rolling foothills rise above the fields. See the rivers flowing from the high country across the rural plains, out to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere and the coast. Explore the farms and small towns dotting the patchwork plains right across the region.

Take it all in from the air from a hot air balloon or plane, or take the TranzAlpine train to the West Coast and travel through the dramatic ridges of Arthur’s Pass National Park.

Visit the people and places that make Selwyn special. It’s all here waiting for you.

2 Kiwirail Scenic TranzAlpine 2013 alongside Waimakariri river

The Selwyn District

Selwyn stretches across the great Canterbury Plains and is bounded by the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers, with Arthur’s Pass National Park in the Southern Alps to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

From the people

Meet some of Selwyn's locals and learn about their stories.

Whats on in Selwyn?

Meet us in the country and enjoy farm experiences, farmers markets, fetes, A&P Shows, garden tours and so much more!

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