Sport & Fitness

Sporting facilities, both indoor and outdoor, are plentiful.

South Canterbury, in the central South Island of New Zealand, has rapidly become a sporting base of choice for major tournaments and events. Easy access, affordable accommodation and plenty of activities for families and supporters ensures any visit becomes a memorable occasion.

Sporting activities and events play an important part in the daily lives of South Canterbury residents. Sporting facilities, both indoor and outdoor, are plentiful. Parks, gyms, international tennis and motor racing facilities, rugby, netball, soccer, hockey, athletics and cricket grounds, Swim Timaru swim meets events facilities are widely spread throughout the South Canterbury region.

Aorangi Park and Southern Trust Event Centre in Timaru is the hub and home of multiple sports associations including netball, badminton, basketball, hockey, athletics, bowls and football. An outstanding event centre with numerous areas for hire, and offices of Sport Canterbury South Canterbury.

South Canterbury is a proud rugby province, home of the ‘Green and Black’ South Canterbury Heartland team based at Alpine Energy Stadium in Timaru. There is strong rivalry and kinship between the many town and country teams of various age groups and skill levels across South Canterbury.

South Island Masters Games, NZ Superbikes racing, NZ Offshore power boat racing, Meridian international rowing, Swim Meets and numerous sports code nationals are just a few of the many growing sporting events on the busy South Canterbury calendar.

Sport Facilities & Links

Events facilities are widely spread throughout the South Canterbury region.

Sport South Canterbury

Based at Southern Trust Event Centre in Timaru, everything we do is about getting and keeping people engaged with sport and physical activity.

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Southern Trust Event Centre

At Aorangi Park Timaru. Sports, fitness centre, corporate, conferences, receptions and private functions. Operated by Timaru District Council.

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Aorangi Park

South Canterbury’s major sporting park home to outdoor sport codes including hockey, cricket, netball, athletics and Southern Trust Event Centre. Operated by Timaru District Council.

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CBay Aquatic Centre

Indoor/outdoor swim, gym and play for the entire family.

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Timaru Levels International Raceway

Home of South Canterbury Car Club and international circuit for motor sport racing.

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Trust Aoraki Tennis Centre

Home of Tennis South Canterbury, International grade facilities and function centre.

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Twizel Event Centre

Core of this community, with squash courts and gym and is the chosen venue of many sports, theatre, functions and business events.

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Waimate Event Centre

Offers a huge range of activities and community centre for multi-purpose sports, gymnasium, available for private and corporate functions.

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Sport and Event Planning

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Sports and Fitness businesses

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