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.
During the COVID-19 lock-down period where travel, group gatherings and events are unavailable, we encourage you to simply spend time browsing this website, enjoying and exploring South Canterbury in a virtual way. Also reminders of open spaces, walks and beaches you can still explore for health and well-being during this time. Be kind, mindful of others and remember social distancing at all times. Share this site with your family and friends, plan trips and activities for the future.
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.
With a sound economy and healthy growth, South Canterbury is home to local, national and global businesses across an extensive range of industry sectors.