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South Canterbury Attractions

A rental car gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time exploring Timaru and surrounding areas. Here are a few of the many attractions around South Canterbury you might like to consider checking out. The letters on the map match those on the tabs below, where you'll find information about each attraction. For more ideas, check out the South Canterbury Tourism website.

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Aigantighe Art Gallery

Founded in 1956 by the Grant family, who originally hailed from Scotland, the Aigantighe Art Gallery houses the third biggest public art collection in the whole South Island. (Aigantighe is Gaelic for ‘at home’ and pronounced as ‘egg an tie’.) It’s situated on Maori Hill in central Timaru, not far from our rental depot.

The museum is recognised for its entertaining and innovative approach, and unique exhibitions. There is a mix of New Zealand, Pacific, Asian and European art at this gallery, dating back to the 16th century and up to the present. The collection of Victorian paintings is a highlight, as is the representation of prominent, Timaru-born New Zealand artists. There is a room devoted to the masterpieces of our own Colin McCahon, Charles Goldie and Frances Hodgkins. For the blind or visually impaired, raised relief replica paintings are tactile to the touch, and Braille labels are in the pipeline at the Aigantighe as well. Plus there are lots of things to keep younger ones busy while your browse, from art supplies to dress up costumes.

The Aigantighe’s modern wing is devoted primarily to showcasing the work of emerging and regional artists and hosting travelling exhibitions, with more than a dozen new ones shown every year. The gallery organises two annual events focusing on younger artists, as well.

The Aigantighe is closed on Mondays; entry is free. Its surrounding manicured grounds are always open to the public - here you can wander below leafy trees and admire the range of permanent sculptures by local, Japanese and African artists that are on display.


Great value - thanks! Definitely will recommend you to my friends.

Jack Webber (Australia)

Was the best deal we could find and we looked hard. Very happy.

Matt Boser (USA)

Excellent value, We got what you promised. No hidden costs like the rip off we had in Cairns!

Mike Smith (UK)​

Great for backpackers like us on a tight budget. Got to do more of the amazing things NZ offers with the money we saved. Awesome!

Sue White (UK)​

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