Southbridge’s clean air, pure untreated water, numerous trees, beautiful gardens, spacious layout and sense of history result in the town being a great ambassador for what Selwyn has to offer.

Here there is a range of services and activities for visitors featuring a full-sized swimming pool, the historic Town Hall, a children’s playground and the Domain with its rugby and cricket grounds.

Besides the popular country pub, Gateaux Ciel Bakery and petrol station, Southbridge boasts almost 70 small-to-medium-sized businesses.

And let’s not forget this little town is home to All Black rugby player, Dan Carter.