Home to the Dunsandel Store, this quaint little town is the perfect first stop when heading south from Christchurch.

Located forty kilometres down Main South Road from the city, the award-winning Dunsandel Store is undoubtedly the most famous face of the town. It combines an old-fashioned country store and post office with a much acclaimed and loved café and deli. This is a popular resting place for visitors keen to sample the area’s food – a must stop.

A hop, skip and a jump away at Lake Crichton, is a private purpose-built lake popular with water skiers, dragon boaters and other water sport enthusiasts at regional, national and international levels.