Dog friendly District

Our favourite Aussie import Kristy from Zest Restaurant, loves exploring our rugged coastline with canine companion Zeus.

We now claim Kristy as one of our own, she's a citizen and has lived here for ten years.  Kristy is well known for all the work she does driving the local hospitality industry forward, as well as for operating one of our most popular restaurants.

Doggy date night

In her spare time (yes she actually manages some spare time) you might find her and husband Grant out walking their beloved pooch.

Our coastal tracks are great to explore with your four legged friends, and you'll even find they are welcome on a lead in the courtyard of Zest.  It's the perfect place to dine al fresco, with shade and water bowls for the dogs.

They even hold a 'Doggy Date Night' from time to time.  Local company Couplands Stockfeed have even provided biscuits to keep the canines happy.  Having the dogs there creates a fantastic community night, they act as an icebreaker and it's very social.  Keep an eye out for another one this summer.

We love good food

The other thing this busy couple love to do is frequent the other amazing establishments in the District.  If we've said it once, we've said it a million times, we are spoilt for choice with amazing eateries throughout the District.

Put Timaru on your list of places to visit this summer, bring your dogs, enjoy our wide open dog friendly spaces, and if you time it right a doggy date night!