Art, Culture & Heritage

Timaru has a rich art and cultural scene. Spend some time - explore your options.

  • Te Ana Centre tour
    Te Ana Maori Rock Art

    An outstanding cultural experience; interactive, interesting, a must-do.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Trevor Griffiths Rose Gardens

    Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden in Timaru is a must-see for rose lovers.

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  • Sculpture Garden
    The Aigantighe art gallery and sculpture garden

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  • Why you should visit the South Canterbury Museum

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  • Scene from model railway at Pleasant Point Rail Museum
    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway

    Rated as one of New Zealand's best preservation railways, but there's loads more to this attraction than that.

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  • Exterior Geraldine Museum
    Geraldine Historical Museum

    Check out the history of the Timaru District at our Museums

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  • Temuka Courthouse Museum
    Temuka Courthouse Museum

    Open from Labour weekend until Queens birthday weekend, it's a must-visit for history lovers.

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  • Vintage tractor at Museum
    South Canterbury Traction Engine and Transport Museum

    Discover a vast collection of vintage machinery and vehicles.

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  • Phar Lap statue
    Phar Lap's early years

    Visit the place where Phar Lap spent the first two years of his life.

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  • Shark display at South Canterbury Museum
    10 must-visit museums

    We've got more Museums than you can poke a stick at.

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  • Vintage car Museum Geraldine
    Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Pet friendly,Free
    Timaru Botanic Garden

    Timaru Botanic Garden has an impressive variety of plants and flowers, an aviary, duck pond and playground.

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