Rolleston District

Rolleston District

The evolving town of Rolleston and the beautiful district of Selwyn provides the ultimate lifestyle for residents - a semi-rural, thriving community location with close proximity to quality amenities.

Rolleston District

The lay of the land

For the six years leading up to 2020, Selwyn was the nation’s fastest growing district in New Zealand. The Rolleston urban area had a population of 17,532 according to the 2018 New Zealand census. Since then it has only grown more.

With this growth there has been considerable investment in quality amenities and facilities, ensuring residents enjoy absolute convenience and ease of living. New medical centres, daycare centres, cafes, shops and schools have all been built recently. In 2012 there was one primary school. Now there are seven schools, including a high school that opened in 2016.

Rolleston District

Rolleston at a glance - Summer 2018

Distance/time from

Christchurch CBD - 25km
30 mins by car
43 mins by bus

Ashburton - 63km
45 mins by car



Selwyn District
59,000 approximately


Lemonwood Grove
West Rolleston Primary
Rolleston Christian School
Rolleston School
Clearview Primary
Waitaha School (special needs)
Rolleston College


Rolleston Medical Centre
Rolleston Central Health

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Nearby: Mt Hutt ski field,
Lake Coleridge,
Lake Ellesmere,
Sumner Beach in Christchurch.

Within Rolleston there are many reserves and community centres, skate parks, sports fields, cafes and restaurants.


Dry, temperate, with cold winters and hot summer stretches.

January high/low 24°C/11°C,
5 days rain.

July high/low 11°C/0°C,
6 days rain.