We’re home to the world’s smallest penguin. And you don’t have to travel too far to find farm tours, horse treks, alpaca walks, and farmyard experiences.

    • 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
    Boy and deer
    Geraldine Farm Tours

    Visit Geraldine Farm Tours for a unique and authentic New Zealand farming experience.

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Pet friendly
    Girl at Famlan Park
    Famlan Farm Park

    Come and meet these friendly animals.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    three little penguins
    Timaru's penguins

    Find out where to find the world’s smallest penguin. Timaru’s local wildlife.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible
    Sheep at farmyard holiday park
    The Farmyard Holiday Park

    This is more than just a holiday park, it's a farmyard you can visit during the day.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible
    Tahr at the top
    Alps 2 Ocean Farm Tours

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly
    White ducks at Shearers Quarters
    The Shearers Quarters - Cafe and more

    A family destination, cafe, farmyard, mini golf and more.

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    Native bats

    South Canterbury is home to an important population of critically endangered bats.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Bird watching at Waitarakao Washdyke lagoon

    The lagoon is utilised for bird watching, walking, fishing, photography, sunrises watching, whitebaiting and fishing.

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