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Welcome to South Canterbury

You’ve arrived at the right place.

The South Canterbury region includes the three districts of Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate in the central South Island of New Zealand, offering unrivalled opportunity and lifestyle.


From the gentle surf of Caroline Bay to the peak of New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki Mount Cook, discover every reason to play, stay, study or do business in South Canterbury. This snapshot of our thriving region is brought to you with pride by the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.

Featured Events

So much to see and do here. Find our What's On or add your own South Canterbury event.

Our Towns

From the warm sandy beaches, rolling hinterland and splendor of high-country mountains with clear starry nights, the towns of South Canterbury are as diverse as the landscape. Discover welcoming communities, leisure and unequalled business opportunities in which to thrive and create life-long memories.

Discover Business

With a sound economy and healthy growth, South Canterbury is home to local, national and global businesses across an extensive range of industry sectors.