ROAM Loop App

Go for a ROAM around the beautiful central South Island lakes.

The ROAM Loop takes in the best of the central South Island, starting and finishing in seaside city Timaru.  It’s a favourite road trip for locals, and is popular with vehicle clubs from around New Zealand.

​ It takes approximately four hours to complete, however, you're going to want to stop, stay and play along the way.

We've launched the ROAM Loop App to help you navigate this stunning drive.

ROAM (River. Ocean. Astro. Mountain) will have you uncovering all the must-visit spots that locals know and love.

Visit iconic South Island locations like Aoraki/Mt Cook, Caroline Bay and the Omarama Clay Cliffs.  Wine, dine and coastal walk in the little seaside city Timaru.  Check out the geology and wineries of the Waitaki Valley.  Explore superb walking and biking tracks, and spectacular street art in Waimate.


Download the free app

You can download the app to your phone from the App Store or Google Play.

You can also view the web version of the App from your PC or laptop.


Getting here

Timaru is on the East Coast of Te Waipounamu, the South Island, approximately halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin.  There are direct daily flights into Timaru Airport from Wellington.