The nearby cities of Windwhistle and Geraldine are certainly worth going to. Windwhistle is 60 kilometres to the east of Ashburton Lakes, while Geraldine is 70 kilometres to the south. Windwhistle accommodations are the Gunyah Country Estate and The Granary at Gunyah. Geraldine choices are the Four Peaks Motel and Asure Scenic Route Motor Lodge.
Before you say goodbye to Canterbury, ensure you catch some local sport. Find McLean Park to the south of Ashburton Lakes. Those wishing to find a bed nearby can choose from the Pinewood Motels and the Aorangi Motel.
Hotels in Ashburton Lakes start at AU$80 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.