Take a breath of fresh air and appreciate Selwyn’s diverse landscapes. The dramatic Southern Alps and rolling foothills rise above the fields. The rivers flow from the high country across the rural plains, out to Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) and the coast. The patchwork plains are home to farms and small towns across the region.
See the landscapes from the air from a hot-air balloon or by plane. Take the TranzAlpine train to the West Coast and travel through the dramatic ridges of Arthur’s Pass National Park.
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.