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Welcome to South Canterbury

You’ve arrived at the right place.

Anchored in the central South Island of New Zealand, the landscape of South Canterbury is as varied and diverse as it’s people. From the gentle surf of Caroline Bay to the peak of New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki Mount Cook, South Canterbury and the three districts of Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate that make up this special part of the world offer unrivalled opportunity and lifestyle choices.

This snapshot of our diverse and thriving region provides essential tools for visitors, business, locals and new residents including events and study choices.

Event Calendar

Know What’s On or add your own South Canterbury event.

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Activities & Attractions

from relaxed to thrill seeking, find your leisure fix here.

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Eating Out

Hungry? You’re never far from delicious food across the region.

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Accommodation

you’ll always feel at home here. Book hotels, motels, retreats, backpackers and holiday parks.

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Live/Work/Study

Tools and information for locals, new residents and business - employment, health & wellbeing, study

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Business

Do better business in South Canterbury. Essential resources and information.

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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.

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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.

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