The town with the panoramic views, Darfield is the gateway to Selwyn’s natural playgrounds. With its cafes, accommodation, gallery and shops, Darfield becomes a bustling town in winter as the busy ski season draws in people on their way through to one of the six ski fields Selwyn has to offer.

While passing through be sure to stop off at The Selwyn Gallery with monthly exhibitions – while you’re here, why not stay the night at the Darfield Hotel. For fine dining, make a reservation with The Oaks of Darfield.

If it’s history you’re looking for, make your way down to Homebush – with its museum, heritage building and gardens, gift shop and restaurant – why not make an afternoon of it and take part in a farm demo and tour. Just 8km from Darfield, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a slice of rural life while visiting Selwyn.