Bella Vista Motel Ashburton
Michelle and Paul welcome you to the Bella Vista Ashburton Motel.
This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.
Ashburton is the hub of the Mid-Canterbury district and the perfect base for your adventures. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Ashburton town centre for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Ashburton we cater for all your business or recreational needs.
We are easy to find on the main road into Ashburton, just an hour's drive from Christchurch. Ashburton is the perfect stopover point for travelling north or south, to or from the West Coast, and an ideal journey break for the long distance to Queenstown, Invercargill or Picton. Just 50 minutes from Christchurch International Airport.
We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore.
Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. The purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights.
Wireless internet is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental breakfasts and evening meal charge back facilities, dine in or dine out.
Bella Vista Ashburton is a pet friendly Ashburton motel accommodation option although do contact us in advance to discuss your requirements.
You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible.
Distances from Ashburton Motel
|Christchurch International & Domestic Airport||60mins|
|Shops & restaurants||5mins|
|Mt Hutt Ski Field||55mins|
|Ashburton Events Centre||1.8km|
- At a glance
Office hours 7.30am to 9.00pm
On-site parking Free of charge
Breakfast service Continental breakfast available
Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair & conference room for up to 10 delegates, The Press newspaper
Value adds Free WIFI, Plunger Coffee, BBQ, Pet Friendly, Guest Laundry, Bella Vista Rewards Loyalty Scheme
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Phone +64 3 307 7505
Compact Queen Studio
Ground floor and upstairs studios. Queen bed, ensuite shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric fan heater, radio alarm clock, Free Wifi, electric blanket, telephone. Some rooms with garden views. This room is not suitable for cooking meals.
- 16 m2
Upstairs and ground floor studios, (some with access facilities) featuring either King or Queen beds, ensuite shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer, kitchenette with microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric fan heater, radio alarm clock, telephone, Free Wifi, Sky TV, electric blanket.
- 20 m2
Queen & Single Studio
Upstairs unit, Queen bed and single bed, ensuite shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer, kitchenette with microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric fan heater, radio alarm clock, Free Wifi, telephone, Sky TV and electric blankets.
- 20 m2
1 Bedroom Apartment
Ground floor or upstairs apartment, King bed in living room with 2 x single beds in separate bedroom. Spa bath and separate shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer, table & chairs, armchairs, fully equipped small kitchen, electric fan heater, radio alarm clock, telephone, free WiFi, Sky TV, electric blankets. This room can be set up as a meeting room if required. A two bedroom unit (max 7) may be available with interconnecting door to next unit. This option is on request and only when booking directly with the motel.
- 37 m2
Two Bedroom Apartment
Upstairs or ground floor apartment comprising of one Compact Queen Studio interconnecting with a 1 Bedroom Unit. Can be configured for either 6 or 7 persons. This option is on request and only when booking directly with the motel.
- 53 m2
- 18 superior fully serviced motel accommodation units,
- Double glazed, quiet, warm, motel units,
- Eco friendly accommodation using ENJO cleaning products
- Free WIFI (1gb)
- Fast broadband internet access from your motel room
- Guest Computer for internet access
- Wheelchair Access motel units
- Interconnecting motel accommodation units
- Executive & family motel units (full cooking facilities)
- Studio motel units with microwave kitchenettes
- DVDs & DVD player available
- All motel accommodation designated non smoking
- Complimentary morning paper for all motel units & suites
- Modern guest laundry
- Guest sunny outdoor seating and BBQ area
- Continental breakfast available
- Portable cot / high chair available
- EFTPOS & major credit card facilities
History and adventure are part of the fabric of Mid-Canterbury where Ashburton is located, delivering the perfect balance of natural, historical and indulgent experiences. Ashburton is a large town that serves the surrounding farming district. It sits between two major rivers, so fly fishing is the local obsession.
Rangitata River Rafting
Set against a dramatic gorge, the Rangitata River is renown as one of the best spots for white water rafting in New Zealand. Just over an hours drive from your Ashburton accommodation, you can launch yourself down the thrilling grade two to five rapids. Lunch is included or a BBQ dinner. All equipment is provided for your day out.
Maori Rock Art
The area has the largest collection of Maori Rock Art in New Zealand. Head for Raincliff near the confluence of the Opihi and Opuha Rivers.
Learn the stories, history and stories of Ashburton, from early years through to today.
Over the fruit season (summer months) Smithfield berries is a come along and Pick-Your-Own (or buy pre-picked) berries. The location is close to town and when you get there you’ll enjoy quality, large berries that are delicious to eat.
Ashburton Aviation Museum
For those interested in aviation history, this museum boasts a large collection of military and commercial aircrafts. You’ll learn the story and explore freely the aircraft with the ability to look inside cockpits etc. Check opening times.
A picturesque domain located close to the city centre – 37 hectares of gardens, lawns, a duck pond, playgrounds etc. You can easily fill in a few hours wondering around this large open space.
Ashburton Golf Club
Located only 1km north of town, this 18-hole course is one of the top courses in the Canterbury region. Well-maintained greens make this course enjoyable to play all year round.
This awarded “Garden of International Significance” is a magical place to visit. Vist the Woodland Garden, Bog Garden, and Formal Garden with chapel. It’s easy to see the love and energy put into this beautiful space by the owners.
Air Rangitata Scenic Flights
A well respected scenic flight provider with various South Island flight options including Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier or the Southern Alps.
A number of beautiful walks are located within the Ashburton area. Check out Lake Clearwater Circuit Track, Lake Hill Track, Lake Emily to Stour Bridge, Mt Potts Easement Track, plus lots more
Mount Sunday - Visit Edoras
Mount Sunday is located in the Hakatere Conversation Park on Mount Potts station. The park is situated in a large conservation area with mountains and untouched nature, but be prepared to drive the 20km gravel access road. More recently famous made famous by The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as Edoras, the fortress city of Rohan, Mt Sunday is accessible via Hakatere Potts Road, inland from Mount Somers. Drive time is just over 90 minutes. Guided tours also operate from Methvan.
The Plains Vintage Railway & Museum
Only running on specific days (check out their website for further information) Come along and check out the exhibits and operational vintage trains.
Erewhon Station Horse Stud
An impressive 35,000 acre station is where you can head along for a Clydesdale horse experience you won’t forget. There are various options available from 1-hour wagon rides upwards.
A small boutique vineyard south of Ashburton - head along to the cellar door for tastings and purchasing options, check website for hours.
Ashburton Farmers Market
Located at West Street Car park, this local farmers market is held every second Saturday, rain or shine from 9 – 12.
Two and a half km in length, Lake Hood is an aquatic playground for the whole community – enjoy yachting, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, or a picnic on the shore.
Ashburton Harness Racing Museum
A wonderful insight into harness racing in NZ, with a large collection of memorabilia, displays and historic images etc, open most Tuesdays and race days.
Ashburton Aquatic Centre
A fantastic indoor pool facility for the whole family, featuring four pools, spa, steam room, toddler pool and modern changing facilities.
Enjoy a sunrise like no other across the Canterbury Plains aboard one of Ballooning Canterbury's graceful balloons. With views from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps this is a ride like no other. A short 45 minutes drive from Ashburton Bella Vista will position you ready for take-off.
With views out over the mountains, rivers, Pacific Ocean and Canterbury Plains, and a fantastic safety record, Ashburton is fun skydiving location for the adrenaline junkies.
Ashburton Art Gallery
A fantastic public art gallery dedicated to experiment, innovation and engagement in art.
Bella Vista Ashburton will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking
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- 15 minutes drive from your motel accommodation to Lake Hood.
- Close to all Ashburton amenities
- 50 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport
- One hour drive to Mt Hutt Skifield
- Restaurants and cafes within 600 metres of your motel
Travel distances in kilometres to Ashburton
- Blenheim 391 kms
- Christchurch 88 kms
- Dunedin 273 kms
- Fox Glacier 432 kms
- Franz Josef Glacier 409 kms
- Greymouth 271 kms
- Hanmer Springs 215 kms
- Hokitika 275 kms
- Invercargill 479 kms
- Kaikoura 262 kms
- Mosgiel 287 kms
- Nelson 496 kms
- Oamaru 160 kms
- Queenstown 398 kms
- Te Anau 556 kms
- Wanaka 340 kms
- Westport 371 kms