Outdoor & Adventure

You can do it all in Timaru District - from surfing to hunting game to swimming in the ocean. It's a great destination all year round.

    • Family friendly
    Canyon sliding
    Big Rock Adventures

    If you love water sports and are comfortable with heights, this will likely be one of the best things you will ever do!

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites
    Young boy giving thumbs-up on snowboard
    Timaru: perfect base for winter skiing

    If you’ve come to South Canterbury to ski, then Timaru’s the ideal location to base yourself.

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites
    Peel Forest Horse Trek
    Peel Forest Horse Trekking

    Trek on horseback through some of South Canterbury's most beautiful landscapes

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites
    Gleniti Golf Course 2
    Golfing Opportunities

    We have plenty of golfing options including a new driving range...take your pick.

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    • Family friendly,Heritage,Free
    Mesopotamia
    Beautiful Mesopotamia

    Hit the high country and enjoy the great outdoors at Mesopotamia.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Forest & mountain adventure tours

    Timaru is the gateway to an excellent range of forest and mountain adventure tours.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Pet friendly,Free
    Fishing Timaru's rivers and streams

    Timaru’s backcountry rivers and creeks are great for salmon and trout fishing.

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  • Handmade knives from Geraldine Forge and Blades
    Geraldine Forge and Blades

    Forge your own custom knife in this fun two-day workshop.

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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,Heritage
    Maossie Tour bus at Mt Cook
    Aoraki/Mt Cook Day Tour

    There's no better way to take in this stunning scenery than with Maossie Tours

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    • Family friendly
    Alps 2 Ocean Tours
    Alps 2 Ocean Tours

    Personalised adventure tours for all ages and skill levels.

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    • Family friendly
    Flights
    Pilot a plane

    See Timaru District from above - great gift option.

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