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Rakaia

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50 kms south of Christchurch in the Canterbury region, after crossing the longest bridge in the southern hemisphere, you’ll be welcomed by a striking salmon landmark heralding some of the best salmon fishing in New Zealand in one of the world's best examples of a braided river. Fishing season is October to April and the annual Rakaia Fishing Competition attracts anglers from all over the world.

Stop and look around. West off SH1 is the rest of the town. Take a wander around and you’ll be amazed at what there is. Yes Rakaia is much bigger than the drive down SH1 indicates. more

Stretch your legs and take a walk along the Rakaia River Walkway, following the banks of the river. Feeling parched? Then pop over to Salmon and sample some local salmon and quench your thirst.

If you’ve got the time, head west and have a look at Barrhill – Where early land owner John Cathcart Wason tried to create a typical British village. It’s a fascinating place.

Several gardens are open to the public. The domain on the western edge of the town and the reserve by the Salmon Statue provide attractive, landscaped picnic areas, playgrounds and toilet facilities.

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Ride the Rakaia

Sat 23rd Feb 2019

Great Race, Great Day Out! This amazing event is different than any other bike race because you can't do what you can in this event any other day of the week. On Saturday the 23rd of February 2019 at 8:00am you ...

Where: Salmon World, Rakaia, Ashburton District
Address: 9 Railway Terrace East, Rakaia, Ashburton District

From: 8:00am on Saturday 23rd February 2019
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 23rd February 2019

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