Family Fun

Get out and make the most of Timaru District with these whānau friendly activities.

    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Free
    Things we love about Caroline Bay

    Caroline Bay is Timaru's inner city beach reserve, and home to cute little penguin/kororā.

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    • Family friendly
    Geraldine Farm Tours collage
    Geraldine Farm Tours

    Visit Geraldine Farm Tours for a unique and authentic New Zealand farming experience.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Heritage
    Scene from model railway at Pleasant Point Rail Museum
    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway

    Rated as one of New Zealand's best preservation railways, but there's loads more to this attraction than that.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly
    Family on the bay walk
    Walks in Timaru City

    Take a coastal walk and keep an eye out for hectors dolphins, whales and our little penguins.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Looking in rockpools
    Free Family Fun

    Some of the best activities in the Timaru District are FREE

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Free
    Swimming in Timaru District

    In Timaru, we’ve got the sea, rivers and pools galore.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    three little penguins
    Timaru's penguins

    Find out where to find the world’s smallest penguin. Timaru’s local wildlife.

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Pet friendly
    Girl at Famlan Park
    Famlan Farm Park

    Come and meet these friendly animals.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Brass rubbings WuHoo
    Wuhoo Timaru

    Memorable and fun! Free family activities in Timaru

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    • Family friendly,Heritage
    Why you should visit the South Canterbury Museum

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    • Family friendly,Heritage
    Maori rock art tour
    Te Ana Māori Rock Art

    An outstanding cultural experience; interactive, interesting, a must-do.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Free
    Timaru Botanic Garden

    Timaru Botanic Garden has an impressive variety of plants and flowers, an aviary, duck pond and playground.

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