The Selwyn District has much to offer. Just 15 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, you're close to so many fantastic activities.
Selwyn District has many wineries to sample - why not make a day of it? Ideal venues for weddings and functions, all close by including Trents, Rossendale & Larcomb, to name just a few.
Stylish Wedding Venues
Choose from Pemberton or Broadfield Gardens, a boutique winery (Trents, Larcomb or Rossendale to name just a few...) or check out the new Lincoln Events Centre.
A Collage of Cafes...
Visit our local stylish cafes here in Prebbleton, Lincoln, Tai Tapu or Rolleston, or head into Christchurch Central to the Restart Precinct - the new container mall, it'll blow your mind...
Just 10 minutes drive from The Retreat is this little gem - perfect for walking or mountain biking. Great views, gorgeous plantings and an awesome workout if you head uphill!
Located just 5 minutes from The Retreat, this garden has to be seen to be believed. Open by appointment, or each Saturday, be sure to take your camera...
Selwyn Aquatic Centre
A brand new swimming complex for those of you addicted to exercise. Includes a lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa, as well as several excellent children's pools.
Ride the Rail Trail
Only a 2 minute bike ride from the Christchurch-Little River Rail Trail. We have mountain bikes available for hire here at the Retreat, and a bike rack if you just want to do a portion...