You’ll always feel at home in South Canterbury.

From beach-side B&Bs, hotels and motels, high country retreats to busy backpackers, there’s something for everyone and you’ll want to stay longer.

Many visitors to South Canterbury enjoy camping in one of our many holiday parks, however you’ll easily find your own level of comfort and luxury at a wide range of hotels, motels, B&Bs and lodges across the region, choices to suit every preference and budget. Standards of cleanliness and presentation are very high and you’ll find hosts both friendly and well informed about the region. High season can be busy, so book early.


Accommodation Types

Stay with us, choose from the many and varied accommodation providers throughout Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate districts of South Canterbury.

B&B / Holiday Rentals

Family homes, country homesteads or modern purpose-built

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Holiday Parks & Backpackers

Holiday Parks are also known as motor camps or campgrounds and offer much more than just tent or campervan sites. Great value Backpacker options.

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Hotels & Motels

Options range from budget to four star, with the special needs of families, large groups or business travellers well catered for.

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Lodges & Retreats

Boutique and specialised accommodation offer individuality, flair and warmth of the personal touch.

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Responsible Camping

Rules & tips of freedom camping. Leave nothing behind but your footprints

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Accommodation Towns

Accommodation Businesses

Find your style, location and budget from these South Canterbury accommodation providers.

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