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.

  • Monarch at Aigantighe
    Our destinations

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

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    How to get to Timaru District

    Travelling to and from Timaru.

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  • Caroline Bay in winter
    The weather

    What to expect when you visit Timaru.

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  • Backpack
    What to pack

    Winter clothes? Summer clothes? We've got you covered!

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  • Giant Jersey Geraldine
    Information Centres

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

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    Where to get free wifi

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  • Mesmpotamia People Walking
    Our stories

    Join us as we share the stories about what makes the Timaru District such a great place to live and visit.

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    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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  • Timaru services

    Banks, taxis, internet and more.

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    Cruise into PrimePort 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

    Download our District and street maps.

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