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Selwyn Times: April 07, 2017

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28 selwyn district residents' guide 2017 Cycle tracks in the district range from beginner to the advanced with a good number of challenging mountain bike tracks off state highway 73. Darfield McHugh’s Forest – 3.9km, grade 2; starts Horndon Street carpark. Rolleston to Lincoln Cycleway A new 9km pathway for cyclists and pedestrians between the two townships. Selwyn Flat Aquados Tour of Selwyn Route – 161.77km, grade 1 roads around Lincoln/Lake Ellesmere area; starts on Neills Road, Ladbrooks. Little River Rail Trail The Little River Rail Trail is grade 1. • Christchurch to Prebbleton – 4km (50mins); starts at Shands Road carpark – 400 metres south of Halswell Junction Road intersection. • Prebbleton to Lincoln – 7.7km (1hr 20mins); starts on Springs Road (shared cycleway) or off-road at Birches Trices roads. • Lincoln to Ahuriri Reserve – 10km (2hrs); starts at James St/East Belt/Edwards St intersection. • Ahuriri Reserve to Motukarara – 4km (50mins); starts on Neills Road. • Motukarara to Birdling’s Flat – 13km (2hrs 40mins); starts at Park Road, Motukarara. • Birdling’s Flat to Little River – 7km; (1hr 20mins); starts on Poranui Beach Road. Springfield to Arthur’s Pass • Korowai Torlesse Tussocklands Park: McHugh’s Forest CYCLE TRAILS • Starvation Gully to Trig M – 3.2km, (1hr 30mins), grade 3; uphill. • Trig M to Coach Stream – 5.5km (1hr 30mins), grade 3. • Hogs Back Mountain Bike Track – 15.6km, grade 3; starts at Castle Hill Village, Thomas Bush/St Andrews Lodge road or Cheeseman Skifield road off SH73. • Craigieburn Forest Park: • Lyndon Saddle – 3.5hrs return; starts at picnic area. • Dracophyllum Flat Track – 1.8 km (1hr), grade 3; starts at picnic area. • Broken River Skifield road – 6km, (1.5-2 hrs), grade 3; starts at picnic area. • Broken River Skifield to Camp Saddle – 2.5km, (2hrs), grade 3; starts at picnic area. • Craigieburn Valley & Lyndon Saddle Loop – 17km (2 3hrs), intermediate to advanced; starts at Broken River carpark. • Avoca Homestead Hut – 25km (2-4hrs), grade 2; starts at Craigieburn Road near Cass. Behind hut are several other tracks suitable for day trips. • Mt White Road – 25km, (2hrs), grade 1; starts Mt White Road/SH73 turn-off. • Poulter Valley – 27km, (3hrs 20mins), grade 3 to park boundary/grade 2 beyond; starts Poulter River, 20kms along Mt White Road from SH73 turn-off. For more information, go to: http://www. McLeans Island also has purpose built cycle tracks; a very popular venue attracting serious cyclists and cycle events. Th pla Wa gro gra Sel • B t G a • L is o t s • L C s is • M AW Ad Art Siz De Ac Co File

selwyn district residents' guide 2017 29 SELWYN’S WINERY EXPERIENCES ; ts at t er The hot north-west wind whistles across the Canterbury plains, drying out the bony ground, which was once the Waimakariri River making Selwyn an ideal place for growing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay grapes. Selwyn’s popular vineyards and winery experiences include: • Braided River, a boutique winery based at West Melton that specialises in limited production of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling for which their 2014 vintage is currently available. • Langdale Vineyard Restaurant, close to West Melton is a restaurant and an ideal venue for weddings, special occasions and lunch, or a wine tasting experience from their comprehensive local wine list, in a glorious sheltered garden setting (bookings essential). • Lone Goat is a small vineyard where Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as a selection of sweet wines, are produced. Their cellar door is open seven days a week. • Melton Estate is located close to West Melton. It is the AWAITING COPY Ad Number: LE11833 Artwork: LE11833 Size: 12x2 Description: STRAIGHT 8 ESTATE Account: wine and dining guide Colour: F Filename: LE11833 largest winery in the district and one of Selwyn’s major conference centres. Their cellar door and upmarket, celebrated venue offers superb winery dining for small to large groups, from Thursdays to Sundays. Weddings, functions, conferences, special occasions and regular performances featuring comedians or musical performers, are held at Melton Estate, drawing locals and those from further afield. • The Vineyard@Rossendale produces and sells award winning wines through their cellar door. They also have a function centre, with weddings and conferences their specialty. • Straight 8 Estate, which is six kilometres south of Rolleston, produces award winning Rose, Rieslings, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They bottle what they grow, will produce personalised labels for special occasions, and host small functions. Wine can be purchased through their cellar door, seven days a week. For more information on Selwyn’s wineries and vineyards, go to: AWAITING COPY Ad Number: LE8474-V2 Artwork: LE8474-V2 Size: 12x2 Description: Sushi Factory Account: Wine & Dining Guide Colour: F Filename: LE8474-V2 SUSHI FACTORY OPENING HOURS ARE: Monday to Wednesday: 10am to 5:30pm Thursday and Friday: 10am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 3pm Unit 11, 35 illinois Drive, Rolleston (Izone industry Hub) Phone 03 420 6669 email: *Delivery service available Taste of Selwyn A Selwyn Times feature reaching more than 18,800 hungry households each month. TO ADVERTISE CONTACT: Lynette Evans Office: 03 364 7434 Mobile: 021 222 7831 Email: