Famous for: Rafting, Scenic Drives, Romantic, Adventure, History and Culture, Outdoor Activities
Scenic Drive of South Canterbury is the amalgamation of natural, historical and indulgent experiences. Explore the South Canterbury at a comfortable pace on a car.
When to visit:
january - april . november - december
00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
Whether you are a nature lover or history lover or water sports enthusiast, self-drive tour of South Cantebury have something in store for you. South Canterbury's is made up of sweeping plains, rolling hills, meandering rivers, native forest and unspoiled coastline.
Activities in this area includes
Explore Peel Forest for some of New Zealand’s best white-water rafting, or enjoy the lush surroundings
Explore urban Victorian and Edwardian architecture in Timaru. One can also explore the South Canterbury Food & Wine Trail here
See the filming location of Edoras, the fortress city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Go walking or biking on the Waimate Walkway, then visit 'The Cuddy' - a thatched house built in 1854.
Southern Alps Canterbury New Zealand 7999
Christchurch International Airport