These small towns are a great place to stop and stay the night on your way down State Highway 77.

Situated near the intricate network of braided river channels that make up the Rakaia River, these towns make the ideal stop for a stretch of the legs on a long car trip.

With several motels and camping grounds around the area, there’s something to suit all group sizes. For some afternoon fun, check out the nearby golf course or try your hand at bowls.

If it’s history you are looking for, the Glentunnel Museum is home to plenty of artefacts and information to learn about the Selwyn District.