Family Fun

We've got fun stuff for families young and old. In Timaru, there's beach action if that's your thing and plenty of local tracks to run, walk and bike. Wildlife and nature experiences, stargazing, forests and over 40 kids parks!

    • Family friendly,Free
    Brass rubbings WuHoo
    Wuhoo Timaru

    Memorable and fun! Free family activities in Timaru

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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,Local favourites,Free
    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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    • 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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    • Family friendly,Free
    Playgrounds

    Timaru has more than 40 kids’ parks throughout the district.

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites
    Young boy giving thumbs-up on snowboard
    Cold day activities in Timaru District

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Free
    3 best picnic spots in Timaru City

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  • Timaru Trails App

    Explore Timaru's trails in a new way with the Timaru app.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Heritage
    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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    • Family friendly,Popular routes
    Alps 2 Ocean

    Experience the breath-taking alpine highlights, of the Alps 2 Ocean Trail from Mt Cook area to the Pacific Ocean, with t...

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites
    Mini golf course
    Mini Golf

    Take your pick of mini golf courses around the District.

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Popular routes
    Aoraki Mt Cook
    Discover Tours

    Customised day trips around the Central South Island

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