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 Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere 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.
From the people
Meet some of Selwyn's locals and learn about their stories.
Steve the Gardener
Steve is the Head Gardener at Selwyn’s luxury Otahuna Lodge. Learn more about what he gets up to during the day and his love for hosting garden tours.