Situated two hours from Christchurch lies South Canterbury, which offers a varied shopping experience.
- Wander along Stafford Street, Timaru's thriving main street, a pleasant, compact shopping area that, along with the popular chain stores, includes a selection of locally owned fashion stores featuring NZ designers and friendly, boutique service. Timaru's two specialty malls include a variety of retailers including food and wine , fashion, home and giftware, hair salons and travel shops. Location: Highfield Village Mall, Northtown Mall.
- Spend a day in Geraldine, home to many unique boutiques and shops selling high quality locally produced giftware, New Zealand souvenirs, hand crafted goods, exquisite Alpaca wear, mouth-watering hand-made chocolates and internationally desired local wines. Visit Geraldine's specialty Mall, Four Peaks Plaza.
- Drop into Temuka and visit the iconic Temuka Pottery and Giftware Shop complete with its own florist and the 100% Homemade Café.
- Visit Waimate, a rural town producing quality goods reflective of the area, including the well renowned Waimate Knitwear shop and a large variety of locally grown summer berry products.