Our stories

Join us as we share the stories about what makes the Timaru District such a great place to live and visit. We’ll bring you stories about our people, our history and the must visit places. The insider’s guide on all that is epic about our beautiful part of the world.

    • Family friendly,Accessible,Pet friendly,Heritage,Free
    Mt Cook Lilies street art
    Street Art

    Our streets are alive with vibrant street art.

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  • Bryan and jaguar at Hadlow Game Park
    Hadlow Game Park 1972 - 1986

    Venture Timaru had the opportunity to sit down and reminisce with the man behind the legendary park, Bryan Bassett-Smith.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly
    Michael Barker outside Barkers Foodstore
    Walk, eat and shop your way around Geraldine

    One of the best ways to experience Geraldine is on foot.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Free
    Family together on the bay
    Free family fun at it's best

    Want free family fun in Timaru District? Find a WuHoo!

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites
    Check out our MTB tracks

    From long flat coastal tracks, to single tracks for every age and ability.

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  • Di Hay on the Bay Hill
    Dashing Rocks walk

    Take a coastal walk, past the site of historic shipwrecks, a lighthouse, and ancient lava flows - keep an eye out for penguins!

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  • Janene of Go Geraldine at Verde
    Three of the best activities

    If you want to know what to do in the District, you go straight to the expert!

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  • The girls from Geraldine Farm Tours
    Geraldine Farm Tours

    Walk, bike, wine and dine, and experience life on two working farms, all here in Timaru District.

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  • Anna and Alaister outside the Running Duck
    Experience the laid back vibe of a kiwi bach

    What's a bach? Visit The Running Duck in Geraldine and you'll find out why we love our baches in the South Island.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites
    Debbie Templeton-Page
    For the love of art

    We're an arty bunch, with some incredibly talented resident artists.

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    • Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly
    Ship Hop Brewers
    Ship Hop craft beer

    Timaru City is the place to be for craft beer on Fridays.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites
    Arthur Street Cafe team
    Local cafe owners championing sustainability

    We'd love you to support Rob and Eva's incredible sustainable cafes, and trust us, the food and coffee will keep you coming back!

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