Image Courtesy of Experience Mid Canterbury
The Tinwald Domain is a hidden treasure just on the south of Ashburton, located on the northwest side of Tinwald.
It is mostly frequented by picnickers because of its picturesque man-made lake surrounded by large oak trees. The original picnic shelter was built in 1917 and is still used today!
The entrance of the lake is marked with two large oak trees to signify the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York (later to be crowned King George V and Queen Mary) in 1901.
With just over 4 hectares of vast open space, the Tinwald Domain is also suited to more active pursuits such as cycling and rugby.
There is also a small children’s playground and a caravan park facility.