Escape the crowds in our wide open spaces and smaller urban areas.

  • Kids at rock pools
    Free Family Fun

    Some of the best activities in the Timaru District are FREE

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  • Mt Cook street art
    Street Art

    Our streets are alive with vibrant street art.

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  • Blacketts lighthouse on Dashing Rocks walk
    Time to unwind - Escape to Timaru

    Great food, boutique shopping and coastal walks. All the benefits of escaping to the City, but more laid back and less crowded.

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  • Kids on a Geraldine Farm Tour
    Family escape to Geraldine

    There's so much to do here for families, and a lot of the best activities are completely free.

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  • Peel Forest Lodge
    Accommodation Deals

    Escape to Timaru District with these great accommodation deals.

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  • Escape to Peel Forest

    Put Peel Forest on your list of places to visit if you're into bush walks, waterfalls, horse trekking, amazing scenery and great food.

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  • Fusion Restaurant food
    Tripadvisor's Top 10 Timaru Restaurants

    Review sites can be pretty horrid but we can vouch for this list.

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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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  • Shared plates at Saiko
    Timaru eats

    Heading to Timaru? Check out these eateries that are operating under Level 2.

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  • Kristy outside Zest
    Dog friendly District

    We have some fantastic tracks for walking your four legged friend, and if you time it right even a date night with your dogs!

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  • 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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  • Ship Hop Brewers
    Ship Hop craft beer

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

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