Sport & Outdoors

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.

  • Mountain biking at Centennial Park
    Walking and biking trails

    The Timaru District has over 30 walking and cycling trails spanning from sparkling coastlines to lush native forest and mountain tops. With trails for all levels, you will something to get yourself and the family exploring the outdoors.

    Phone: 03 688 4452

  • Kiwi Horse
    Real Kiwi Horse Trekking

    Take a ride through some of New Zealand's most pristine landscapes taking in breathtaking views of the mountains, lakes, glacier fed rivers and Canterbury plain on a bespoke trekking adventure.

    Phone: 0800 022 536

  • Golf simulator at HOSS
    HOSS (House of Sports Simulation)

    Immerse yourself in a virtual realm offering the utmost in immersive and lifelike indoor sporting encounters. HOSS showcases cutting-edge technology in two sporting domains (Motorsport and Golf), crafting an unparalleled simulated sporting adventure.

    Phone: 0274 428 824

  • Alps to Ocean 4x4 High Country Station Tour
    Alps 2 Ocean 4x4 High Country Station Tours

    Experience the beautiful Central South Island from your base in Timaru District. Explore pristine lakes, mountains and fjords, glaciers, rainforest and 4WD through High Country Sheep Stations.

    Phone: 0800 425 772

  • 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

  • Car simulators at Mundell's Race Centre
    Mundell's Race Centre

    Mundell's Race Centre is a fully licenced premises offering car, flight and golf simulators as well as a karaoke room.

    Phone: 03 693 1101

  • Gleniti Golf Course 2
    Timaru District Golf Courses

    We have plenty of golfing options across the district. Beautifully scenic courses for all levels, including a driving range - perfect for some competitive fun.

    Phone: 03 688 4452

  • Fallow Buck Hunting
    Rangitata High Country Hunting

    The Rangitata Valley is world renowned New Zealand hunting destination. Rangitata High Country Hunting have exclusive access to some of the best properties in New Zealand, including Dry Creek Station which is widely regarded to provide the best Tahr hunting in the world! Their luxury Alpine lodge features a stunning backdrop of the Southern Alps and is set up for total comfort and relaxation.

    Phone: 03 696 3969

  • Red Stag hunting NZ
    Glendeer Hunting & Fishing Guides

    Experience New Zealand’s hunting and fly-fishing at it’s very best with Glendeer Guides, unbelievable heavy antlered red stags, beautiful wild brown and rainbow trout on the fly, magnificent bull tahr of the alpine pastures, all encompassed with New Zealand’s distinguished picturesque topography.

    Phone: 021 311 745

  • Fishing Timaru's rivers and streams

    The Timaru District's backcountry rivers and creeks provide some of the best salmon and trout fishing in New Zealand.

    Phone: 03 615 8400

  • Scenic flights Timaru
    Helicopters South Canterbury

    Whether you're after a scenic flight, a picnic with a view, hunting tranfers or a winter snow landing, Helicopters South Canterbury can cater to your needs.

    Phone: 03 615 6966

  • Young boy giving thumbs-up on snowboard
    Timaru: perfect base for winter skiing

    With 5 ski fields close the Timaru District, this is the perfect place to base yourself for a winter holiday.

    Phone: 03 688 4452