Darfield is situated approximately 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Wellington, the national capital, and approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Christchurch.
Canterbury is firmly established on the tourist trail, which means getting from A to B is simple. Make sure you schedule in sufficient time to explore the incredible range of things to see and do the region offers. You'll also find Templeton, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west, and Rakaia 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north.
About 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest of Darfield is Methven, a regional city where you go see Exibition Quad Chair, Mount Somers and Summit Six Chair. Methven has much to offer travelers happy to linger. Rakaia Gorge and Awa Awa Rata Reserve are just a sample of the other interesting places you won't want to miss.
The area around Darfield is known for its fine old towns; these are wonderful reminders of the region's colorful past. Canterbury is a great destination for those interested in gardens.
Canterbury is an excellent place to join up with a range of wildlife spotting tours and guided nature walks available here. Don't forget to check out Canterbury's trademark waterways. Fishing and rafting are some of the most popular ways to get active here.
No matter how far you travel and no matter how long you have to spend here, wonderful memories of Canterbury will remain with you for a long time.