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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Take your pick from the best places to eat in Timaru District.
Come and taste at the Geraldine Orchard Farms with local produce available to buy, along with delicious cabinet and menu food. Great to take your family for an outing!
Set in a relaxed off-street historic villa surrounded by an appealing outdoor garden, Verde is a popular Geraldine café offering an assortment of fresh home made cuisine with a menu tailored to each season. The perfect place to enjoy some wonderful South Canterbury flavours.
The Brewery Café is surrounded by the beauty of Gapes Valley farmland with inside and outside dining that gives you the opportunity to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers brewed on site in a relaxing environment. The menu reflects good honest, hearty fare that matches well with the beverages served in the restaurant.
Experience the laid-back vibe of the kiwi bach. You'll find great burgers, coffee and shakes, and some sweet Kiwi favourites – you can't go past cheerios and sauce, or potato chips and dip.
This fun 18 hole mini golf course is conveniently attached to a cafe that serves amazing food.
Reasonably priced Chinese in the heart of Geraldine – suitable for both take out and eating in. Open 7 days.
A welcome refreshment stop on State Highway 1 at Rangitata, about an hour and a half south of Christchurch, and 30 minutes north of Timaru.
All the food at the Berry Barn Bakery is baked on site early each morning, making it fresh and flavourful. A variety of preservative and additive-free artisan breads are available. Great coffee and the breakfast is “big as”.
Drop by Geraldine to try the Red Chillies authentic Indian cuisine takeaway. A wide range of delicious options available with the fluffy naan being a popular choice.
Specialty Coffee Roastery. Part of the micro roasting movement helping to keep everything local. Serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks, children welcome, walk-in or book.
Offering a warm relaxing indoor and outdoor casual family dining with a safe children's play area and spacious green.