Timaru District is the ideal coastal location for a holiday, and the perfect base to take in the jaw-dropping landscapes of New Zealand’s central South Island. Made up of rural farmland, rugged coast and sandy beaches, the city of Timaru, and our towns Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka. If you want to know where we are and how to get here, you've come to the right place.

  • Jacks Point Lighthouse
    Our destinations

    Timaru and surrounds is a great place to holiday and the perfect gateway to Mackenzie Country.

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  • Canoe on Caroline Bay
    How to get to Timaru District

    Travelling to and from Timaru.

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  • Dining al fresco up the Bay HIll
    Seasons & Weather

    What to expect when you visit Timaru.

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  • Mount Cook driving
    Gateway to the Mackenzie District

    For travellers going to the spectacular Mackenzie country, Timaru is a great place to start or finish your journey.

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  • Landing Services Building
    Information Centres

    Friendly advice on the best things to do in Timaru is always on hand here.

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  • Sustainable Tourism Logo
    Sustainable Tourism

    We're fortunate to have so many people here committed to exploring more sustainable ways of living and doing business. See how you can get involved.

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  • Cruise ship in Timaru Port
    Cruise into Timaru

    Timaru District is centrally located on the East Coast of the South Island. There is so much to see and do here, and we're the closest Port to Aoraki/Mt Cook.

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  • Map of TImaru CBD
    Maps & guides

    Download our District and street maps.

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  • Fly South

    Fly from Wellington down to the South Island, land in Timaru, and you've got the Legendary Mackenzie right next door.

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