Event and Conference Planning

Timaru District's central location makes it the perfect location for events and conferences of all sizes.

The second largest city in Canterbury, Timaru sits midway between Christchurch and Dunedin, centrally located on the East Coast of the South Island. We are approximately two hours’ drive from Christchurch or Dunedin – and a direct flight from Wellington.

Timaru District has a very active and continually growing events calendar, and regularly hosts national business, cultural and sporting events.

We have a mix of heritage and contemporary venues, catering for conferences and events of all sizes.

At Venture Timaru we work closely with event organisers to promote and help make events happen.

Below are some useful links, and please get in touch, we'd love to work with you.

Venture Timaru's Events Calculator

Check the viability and potential economic impact with the team at Venture Timaru.

Timaru District Council's Halls and Event Venues
Timaru District Council Parks and Sporting Venues

There are lots of fabulous venues outside of Timaru District Council venues.  These will be added shortly.  Please get in touch to learn more.

Application for Special Liquor Licence
Application for signage on Church Street overbridge and Street Event Request Form


You can browse Timaru District accommodation here, or download the contact and capacity lists below:

Timaru Accommodation

Geraldine Accommodation

Temuka/Pleasant Point Accommodation