Canterbury Attractions

Black Cat Cruises

Akaroa Main Wharf Akaroa

Encounter the world's smallest and rarest dolphin, Hector’s dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, coastal birds and more as you cruise through the majestic surrounds of an extinct volcanic crater.

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Wuhoo Timaru

Timaru 7910

Great collection of free family friendly activities, treasure hunts, short drives and history.

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Te Ana Maori Rock Art- Timaru

Landing Services Building 2 George Street Timaru

The majority of the rock art sites in New Zealand are found in Te Waipounamu, or the South Island. They are widely spread from Fiordland in the southeast to Karamea in the northwest. However,...

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Kaikoura Fishing Tours

24 Moa Road Kaikoura

Hop on deck for fishing and cray-fishing just off the coast of Kaikoura. With opportunities for Blue Cod, Grouper and Crayfish there will be plenty to go around after a great day of catching!

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Pohatu Penguin Discovery Tour

2/8 Rue Balguerie Akaroa

Tour the largest Australasian little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand, Marine Reserve on a sea-kayak tour, take a spectacular 4WD scenic tour or spend a night in the middle of a penguin...

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Coast Up Close

Akaroa Main Wharf Akaroa

Comfortable up-close experience. Our trips are unique. We keep our numbers limited and our boat can take you where others can't. Offering you and unspoiled view of New Zealand wildlife. Including...

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Little Blue Penguins- Timaru

Marine parade Timaru

The Penguins live around the Timaru Port and rock areas. At 40cm they are the smallest penguins in the world. Marine Parade is 1st left at the bottom of the Loop road and is lit by the Port security...

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Caroline Bay Beach

Caroline Bay Beach, Virtue Avenue Timaru

Recently the AA Traveller Facebook page conducted a poll on the most popular beaches in NZ. Caroline Bay was rated 4th overall and easily the most popular in the South Island. The beach is...

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Big Rock Adventures

2 Arowhenua Street Geraldine

Get ready for a wicked adventure!

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Walking and Cycling Tracks

Quarry Road Timaru

From coastal to sub-alpine, short walks to multi-day hikes, South Canterbury offers a rich variety of tracks and trails to explore on foot or by bike. Enjoy tracks along riverways or the South...

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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whaleway Station Road Kaikōura

Take part in New Zealand's ultimate marine experience & amaze in wonder at the giants of the sea - the sperm whale.

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Art in the Forest

Jollies Pass Road Hanmer Springs

The Hanmer Heritage Forest is a place of beauty with a great range of walking and mountain bikes tracks.

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South Canterbury Museum

16 Perth Street Timaru

The South Canterbury Museum has a focus on the natural heritage and history of the South Canterbury region of New Zealand - land, life and people. We collect specimens, artifacts, images, documents...

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Akaroa Dolphins

65 Beach Road Akaroa

Discover the adorable and playful Hector’s dolphins. Easily spotted by their distinguishable rounded dorsal fins, the Hector’s dolphins are only found in New Zealand waters. Watch while...

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Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura

96 Esplanade Kaikoura Kaikoura

A once in a lifetime trip to watch or swim with the playful, acrobatic dusky dolphins in their natural environment off the Kaikoura coast

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Humdinger Gin

3a Talbot Street Geraldine

Sourced by nature for a quiet enjoyment.

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Fox II Sailing

Akaroa Main Wharf Akaroa

Sail with the dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch and enjoy the wildlife of Akaroa Harbour up close. Relax and soak up the sun, sea and...

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Hanmer Springs Attractions

839 Hanmer Springs Road Hanmer Springs

The action-packed way to enjoy Hanmer Springs!

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Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre- Swimming Pool

11 Te Weka St Timaru

Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre is an indoor heated aquatic centre in Timaru featuring: Main Pool, 25m x 25m - 1.4m to 3.4m deep, 27.8°C (10 lanes) Programme Pool, 17m x 12m - 1.2m x 1.8m...

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Talbot Forest Walk

Talbot Street

From the Geraldine TOP 10 Holiday Park, it is only a 10-minute stroll to the Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve which offers four easy, shady walks through a rare remnant of lowland podocarp and hardwood...

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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway Kaikoura

Walk the breathtaking peninsula walk, with clifftop vistas from sea to snow-capped mountain peaks. You'll soon discover why this is the most walked short walk in New Zealand

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Aigantighe Art Gallery- Timaru

49 Wai-Iti Rd Timaru

Kia ora and welcome to the Aigantighe Art Gallery, the home of art in South Canterbury. The Aigantighe Art Gallery was founded in 1956 and is renowned today for its rich public art collection,...

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa

42 Amuri Ave Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Spring’s main attraction is undoubtedly our thermal pools. This resort is perfect for couples and families, with mineral-rich sulphur pools for complete revival and relaxation.

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Timaru Botanic Gardens

Corner of King & Queens St Timaru

The Timaru Botanic Gardens are located on 19 hectares of land in south Timaru. This land has been used for gardens and recreation since 1864, when the site was first gazetted as a public reserve. In...

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Geraldine Vintage Car & Machinery Museum

178 Talbot Street Geraldine

The Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum is the finest of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. On display are vintage cars, tractors, farm machinery and plenty of other interesting and...

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Barkers Foodstore & Eatery

71 Talbot Street Geraldine

The Barkers Foodstore & Eatery is the perfect place to grab a bite and support one of New Zealand's most iconic food companies. The proud Geraldine eatery features a comprehensive menu and cabinet...

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Real Kiwi Horse Trekking

121 Townsend Road Geraldine

Take a ride on horseback through some of New Zealand’s most pristine wilderness and natural landscapes

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Mountain Biking and Walking in the Forest

42 Amuri Avenue Hanmer Springs

Take a stroll up to our well known Conical Hill to the lookout!

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