Escapes

Escape the crowds in our wide open spaces and smaller urban areas.

  • Looking in rockpools
    Free Family Fun

    Some of the best activities in the Timaru District are FREE

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  • Mt Cook street art
    Street Art

    Our streets are alive with vibrant street art.

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  • The Vicarage Geraldine
    Luxury escape to Geraldine

    Home to fabulous eateries, scenic walking tracks, day spas, boutique art galleries, shops and more.

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  • Kids on Caroline Bay in winter
    On your roadie

    If you're heading in, around and through Timaru District, here are some great things to do.

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  • Biking Jacks Point
    School holidays in Timaru District

    Here's some inspiration for fun with the whanau in Timaru District.

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  • Running Duck buns
    Geraldine Eats

    Heading to Geraldine? We've got your eats sorted.

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  • Blacketts lighthouse on Dashing Rocks walk
    Time to unwind - Escape to Timaru

    Great food, boutique shopping and coastal walks. All the benefits of escaping to the City, but more laid back and less crowded.

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  • Kids on a Geraldine Farm Tour
    Family escape to Geraldine

    There's so much to do here for families, and a lot of the best activities are completely free.

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  • Escape to Peel Forest

    Put Peel Forest on your list of places to visit if you're into bush walks, waterfalls, horse trekking, amazing scenery and great food.

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  • Fusion Restaurant food
    Tripadvisor's Top 10 Timaru Restaurants

    Review sites can be pretty horrid but we can vouch for this list.

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  • Shared plates at Saiko
    Timaru eats

    Heading to Timaru? Check out these eateries that are operating under Level 2.

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  • Shark display at South Canterbury Museum
    10 must-visit museums

    We've got more Museums than you can poke a stick at.

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