Walk, swim, bike

If you enjoy getting active in the outdoors, we’ve got lots to keep you busy. From short walks and guided hikes, to hydroslide fun, and a great range of bike tracks.

    • 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,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,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,Pet friendly,Free
    Views from Mt Peel
    Walks in Geraldine

    Walking tracks in Geraldine area

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Free
    Bat roost tree Pleasant Point
    Walks in Pleasant Point

    Keep an eye out for bats roosting in the trees.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Free
    Walks in Temuka

    And when you've finished these walks take a wander around the amazing vintage second hand stores!

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Heritage,Free
    Peel Forest

    A scenic forest park offering plenty of things to do. A favourite playground for local people.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites
    Check out our MTB tracks

    From long flat coastal tracks, to single tracks for every age and ability.

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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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  • Timaru Trails App

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

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  • Point e-bikes cyclists
    Point E-Bikes

    E-bike hire business based in Pleasant Point, South Canterbury.

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  • Central South Trail

    For many years people have spoken about the possibility of cycle trails connecting communities in South Canterbury. A group of volunteers formed to seriously advance the concept of creating a Central South Trail between Timaru and Tekapo.

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