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Welcome campers! Timaru District offers plenty of places to pitch the tent and park up your caravan.
Centrally located with a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, the Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park is within walking distance of Caroline Bay and city centre. Accommodation options include motel units, cabins and powered and non-powered sites. The park is also dog friendly.
Phone: 0800 242 121
Geraldine Top 10 Holiday Park is set among a tranquil park like setting the heart of Geraldine. Close to the town centre, cafes and shopping, the park offers a wide range of accommodation options including motel units, cabins and camping sites.
Phone: 03 693 8147
Glenmark Holiday Park located just a 3-minute drive south from central Timaru. There is accommodation to suit all budgets at our quiet and friendly park, options include standard cabins, self-contained studios, and large two-bedroom motel units as well as sheltered camp and caravan sites.
Phone: 03 684 3682
The Farmyard Holiday Park, 5km from Geraldine. They have a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and need, with the added bonus of an extensive range of animals for you and your family to enjoy!
Phone: 03 693 9355
Route 79 Holiday Park is set on a tranquil, flat 2ha rural property on the main road from Christchurch to Geraldine. Accommodation options include studio and double units as well as powered and un-powered camping sites.
Phone: 0800 2478 679
Set in the Temuka Domain with capacity for over 1000 campers, the Temuka Holiday Park offers powered and non-powered sites, as well as studio units and lodge rooms. Within the domain there is a playground, heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, frisbee golf, mini golf and a skate park. The park is also dog friendly
Phone: 03 615 724
The popular and large DOC campground located beside the Rangitata River is surrounded by native podocarp forest in the Peel Forest Reserve which features a number of spectacular walking tracks. NOTE: The campground is closed from May to mid-September each year.
Phone: 03 379 4082
Set at historic Raincliff, Pioneer Park offers a fantastic campground close to nature and the historic Burkes Cottage. Dogs allowed.
Located on the banks of the Waihi River, this is a popular campsite surrounded by forest and located 15 minutes from the Geraldine township
Located within a remnant podocarp forest, the Orari Campsite is located 20 minutes from the Geraldine township. Explore the forest or the old bush tramway.
A quiet campsite located in the Hunter Hills 30 minutes from Timaru, enjoy the scenery and local river or challenge yourself on the Mount Nimrod track.
Camp at the scenic reserve beside the Otaio River.