Family Fun

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

  • Exterior Geraldine Museum
    Geraldine Historical Museum

    The Geraldine Historical Museum focuses on highlighting and showcasing the contribution that organisations and individuals have made to the development of the Geraldine and wider Timaru District. The museum is open 7 days a week, and admission is free.

    Phone: 03 693 7028

  • Canyon sliding
    Big Rock Adventures

    Abseil, jump and zipline your way through this remote canyon with an experienced guide. If you love water sports and are comfortable with heights, this will likely be one of the best things you will ever do!

    Phone: 021 179 2274

  • White ducks at Shearers Quarters
    The Shearers Quarters - Cafe and more

    The Shearers Quarters provides a fun day out for the whole family. Enjoy a meal at the cafe, play mini golf, meet the farmyard animals or explore the crazy maze.

    Phone: 03 615 9043

  • Rock art site
    Self drive Māori Rock Art sites

    The Timaru District has the highest number of studied Māori rock art sites in New Zealand. This is due to our many river ways that early Māori used as their roads while travelling throughout the South Island looking for food as well as materials for medicine, clothing and weapons.

    Phone: 03 688 4452

  • Kyle Park Transport Museum
    Kyle Park Transport Museum

    Discover a vast collection of vintage tractors and old farm machinery, plus a large display of classic and vintage trucks.  There are two working traction engines plus numerous steam powered items.  Come along and see some of our local agricultural and transport history.

  • Family walking at Geraldine River Trail
    Family walking and biking trails

    The Timaru District has loads of walking and biking trails suitable for the whole family. Whether you are after a short walk, something pram friendly, or you're keen to take the kids on a hike, you'll find something here.

    Phone: 03 688 4452

  • Playground at CBay Timaru
    CBay Timaru Aquatic Centre

    A modern fitness and leisure centre, with three indoor heated pools, a 50m outdoor heated pool (open November to March), two hydroslides, a children’s water play area, rapid river, bombing tower and chillax area (16yrs +) with steam, sauna and spa facilities. Whether it’s fun or fitness, at CBay there’s something for everyone all year round. If you're here in the school holidays, they often have inflatables as well.

    Phone: 03 684 2229

  • Roger Mahan Heritage Centre

    Located at 195 Main North Road, Geraldine is a varied collection of vehicles and machinery displayed in a huge modern 5600 sq M building, known as the Roger Mahan Heritage Centre.

    Phone: 0274 733 137

  • Geraldine outdoor heated pool
    Timaru District Outdoor Pools

    The Timaru District has three great heated outdoor pools located at Temuka, Geraldine and Pleasant Point.

    Phone: 03 687 7200

  • Popcorn at the movies
    Movie Max Digital, Timaru

    Playing the latest releases for the whole family, Movie Max Digital is the region's premier cinema.

    Phone: 03 684 6987

  • Historic Geraldine Cinema
    Geraldine Cinema

    Located in the historic Geraldine Town Hall, the Geraldine Cinema is one of a few left of it's type and age in New Zealand. Featuring sofas and arm chairs instead of traditional movie theatre seats, you can sit back and enjoy a boutique movie experience.

    Phone: 03 693 8118

  • Geraldine Playground

    There are 43 Council owned playgrounds in Timaru District. They will have you running, swinging rolling and jumping your way around the District's playgrounds.

    Phone: 03 687 7200