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Discover the rich blend of early and contemporary history of South Canterbury at historic sites, museums and galleries throughout the region.

Explore the many museums scattered throughout the region, relive early South Canterbury life. Admire the Edwardian architecture of Timaru’s main street and heritage buildings. Uncover the stories and legend at Te Ana Māori Rock Art Centre, visit ancient rock art sites, retrace history at Bushtown- a replica Edwardian town in Waimate commemorating the pioneers who milled the Totara tree forests, and the more recent history of Twizel the town born in 1968 in the midst of hydro-electricity expansion.

Visit the many boutique, traditional and contemporary art galleries and pop-up shops showcasing talented local artists and photographers, including Aigantighe Art Gallery and sculpture gardens with historic and latest works.

Performing Arts has a vibrant presence across the region with theatre, concerts, exhibitions and shows constantly available.

Arts and culture organisations and businesses.

Immerse yourself in the extensive variety of artistic and cultural choices unique to South Canterbury.

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