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South Canterbury/New Zealand

Introducing South Canterbury

SH1 heading south from Christchurch along the coast passes through the port city of Timaru on its way to Dunedin, and carries a lot of traffic. The inland route along SH8 is also busy, but showcases the stunning landscapes of the Mackenzie Country. Studded with the intense blue lakes of Tekapo and Ohau, SH80 veers off at Twizel in the Mackenzie Country to hug Lake Pukaki all the way to the magnificent heights of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.