10 reasons to visit

  • Caroline Bay
    #1 Caroline Bay

    Located alongside the Timaru CBD, Caroline Bay is an AA Traveller Top 10 Family Beach

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  • Te Ana
    #2 Te Ana Māori Rock Art

    Step back in time and discover the original art galleries of New Zealand.

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  • Biking Timaru
    #3 Walk & Bike

    There is over 30 walking and cycling trials across the Timaru District catering to all ages and fitness levels.

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  • Raptor Exp
    #4 The Raptor Experience

    Get up close with New Zealand's raptor birds in this educational and awe inspiring experience.

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  • Mesopotamia
    #5 Stunning Mesopotamia

    Take in the spectacle of the Southern Alps with a trip to Mesopotamia.

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  • Pizza timaru
    #6 Sip & Sample

    The Timaru District is a food lovers paradise! Discover our best eateries and sample our boutique artisan food and drink producers.

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  • Statue Library
    #7 Heritage & Art

    Explore Timaru's history through heritage buildings and our many museums or discover the local art scene.

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  • Little Blue Penguins Timaru
    #8 Little Blue Penguins

    Meet some of the cute locals.

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  • Timaru retail
    #9 Shopping

    Indulge in some retail therapy across the district. From boutique locally owned stores, to larger chains and vintage shops there's treasures to be discovered everywhere!

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  • Lake Tekapo
    #10 Day trips on the ROAM Loop

    The gateway to the Mackenzie District, Timaru is a great place to base yourself for a day trip.

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