Welcome to The Ashburton Trust

About The Trust

The Ashburton Trust operates ten businesses in the hospitality industry in the Ashburton district.  

These include restaurants, bars, cafe/deli, retail liquor outlets, a hotel and conference centre and a motel.  The venues vary between long standing historical establishments to contemporary experiences to meet the needs of a changing environment, changing consumer preferences and demographics.  The Trust strives to provide the customer with quality hospitality experiences.  Through our success and profitability, we ensure ongoing benefits for the people of Ashburton by returning a share of our profits to the community with sponsorship and support to sports, education, cultural and wellness organisations.

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About Mid Canterbury

Ashburton is situated at the heart of the district known as Mid Canterbury - a region of sweeping plains, stretching from the magnificent Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean and bordered by spectacular braided rivers and high country lakes. You’ll find classic New Zealand landscapes, traditional rural hospitality and a raft of activities. A region with endless opportunities and full of unexpected discoveries, where virtually any interest can be pursued.

Located in the Heart of Canterbury, within an hour from Christchurch International Airport you can be skiing or snowboarding, white-water rafting, skydiving, enjoying a country golf course, visiting gardens of blazing blooms, uncovering relics of aviation and transport history, hiking or mountain biking nature trails. A cluster of high country lakes lure avid fly fishers, a hot air balloon or heli flight provides a bird’s eye view of a patchwork landscape, a 4WD adventure can take you on a journey into the high country wilderness. Heritage trails, craft markets, art galleries, country festivals, cycle trails and farm tours will fill your time with memorable New Zealand experiences.

The Ashburton Trust is a Premier Partner of Experience Mid-Canterbury.  For more information on the Mid Canterbury Region please click HERE

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The Trust Ashburton Easter ANZAC Hours

NO SURCHARGE on Public Holidays

Gift Cards

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A Trust Gift Card is the ideal gift for that person who has everything.

You can specify the amount to suit your budget (minimum spend is $20) and the card is perpetual so it can be topped up once the balance starts to run down.  

Out of town?  We can post out on your behalf with a personalised message.

Click here to email Carol today or call on 03 307 5907.

Contact Us

What's New?

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Hotel Ashburton Refurbished, Rebranded, Ready for You!

We're excited to announce that Hotel Ashburton is undergoing Phase 2 of it's refurbishment.  This includes conference rooms - floor to ceiling and will be ready for the Christmas party and Wedding Season.  If you haven't been to the Hotel lately pop in and ask for a look around.  

You might also start to notice the new brand look and feel for the Hotel.  You'll see it emerge in our adverts, our conference and wedding packs, staff uniforms and soon it'll be adorning the Hotel itself.

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