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Worthwhile play area

We stopped here after an exploration in Ashburton. Perfect for a play and explore with the kids or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tanquil Setting

Great place to wander and enjoy the gardens, also check out the birds and if you have children it... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Deborah W
Ashburton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after an exploration in Ashburton. Perfect for a play and explore with the kids or just a wander. The park is lovely and the playground great. My only complaint is that there was rubbish hidden away that hadn’t been addressed. The park...More

Thank Ahewgill06
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great place to wander and enjoy the gardens, also check out the birds and if you have children it has a great playground and picnic area

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Something for kids of all abilities a great space... little busy due to school holidays but great fun

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We spent a couple of hours jus wandering around and relaxing after lunch on a sunny afternoon. A delightful place to sit, read and watch the wildlife on the lakes in the gardens.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a must-stop place for us whenever we are in Ashburton. Unfortunately this time the Aviary area (our favourite) was closed due to new paths being laid. Apart from that, the place was busy with lots of families enjoying the other facilities.

Thank GeoffClark22
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The whole place is run down, the animals are neglected and the whole place is a health and safety risk, don't bring your children here.

Thank calvie19987
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Congratulations to the towns early settlers who had the vision to set aside such a large piece of land in the middle of the town. The Domain has so many different areas so there is something for everyone from walking your dog to playing sports...More

Thank RATZnz
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Ashburton Domain is a wonderful place to walk, run, meander or enjoy a picnic meal. Every season is different and special. Very well looked after and very peaceful. Love taking photos there in the different seasons - they are all good.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A nice place to stop on your travels for a rest from driving and a picnic.Close proximity to shops food outlets etc. Good place to let children run around and play. Nice and peaceful

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A joy to have this fantastic domain in Ashburton. Beautiful trees with names on them & are just gorgeous in the Autumn. Plenty of room to run around or jog around. A pond for the ducks so kids to fed them on. Playground with all...More

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