Discover a unique part of New Zealand from your base in Timaru District, on the east coast of the central South Island.
Timaru activities and attractions - the best things to do in the Timaru District.
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An iconic local brand, producing outstanding drink syrups and condiments for 50 years. Stop at the Barker's Foodstore & Eatery featuring all their amazing products. Try some of their signature products on their tasting tables and try their wide range of beverages at the drinks stations. A bonus is, you can stay and have a delicious brunch or lunch at the eatery.
Phone: 03 693 9727
If you're a gin lover, then a visit to Humdinger is a must! Located at Geraldine, this gorgeous, boutique distillery is something special.
The multi-award winning gin, is made using the best botanicals sourced from across NZ and the world. Visit their store and do a free gin tasting, learn the beautiful story behind Humdinger, and see the distillery working it's magic.
Phone: 027 463 4790
Geraldine Cheese Company are a multi-award winning artisan cheese producer, based in Geraldine. Head into their specialty store and taste their incredible range of cheeses, watch the cheesemakers at work in the factory, and grab some cheese and all the extras you need for the perfect cheese board to take away with you.
Phone: 03 693 1111
A local favourite, the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market happens every Saturday morning rain or shine at the historic Landing Services Building.
Phone: 021 139 8601
Open every Sunday over the summer months, people drive for miles for these ice creams, and to hang out in the courtyard and garden.
A great option is to hire a bike and ride the Central South Island Trail to Pleasant Point and treat yourself to an ice cream.
Phone: 027 287 8555
Head out to the funky new brewery and restaurant located 10 minutes from Geraldine. With seven beers on tap and more underway sit down to a tasting platter and some lunch.
Phone: 03 697 4959
Brewed right here in Timaru, their range includes Lagers (black chilli!), Pale Ales, IPAs, and Pilsners. They have 6 taps running at any time, depending on what's ready to go.
The Ship Hop Brewery, loved by the locals, is open on Fridays from lunchtime until 7pm (in winter, more like 8pm in summer).
Phone: 03 555 5040
The Denheath Custard Square is as Kiwi as alpine ranges, glacier-fed lakes and little men with hairy feet.
Find out where to get one of the world-famous Denheath Custard Squares! You can even place an order online to have delivered for when you get home!
Phone: 0800 336 432
Millie's beautiful designer cupcakes have quickly become a local institute! Each Friday she has her "Friday Special" which you have to be there early to get your hands on one.
Phone: 0210 865 5486
Forge your own custom knife in this fun two-day workshop. Shane Minnear has been creating knives for around 20 years, and now offers you the opportunity to forge your own.
Attendees walk away with their own quality custom knife. Bring along your own design to create a something truly your own, or use one of his designs.
Phone: 029 646 6327
Delicious handmade chocolates, traditional recipe fudge, and other sweet treats.
Phone: 03 615 7554