Family Fun

We've got fun stuff for families young and old. In Timaru, there's beach action if that's your thing and plenty of local tracks to run, walk and bike. Wildlife and nature experiences, star gazing, forests and over 40 kids parks!

    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Free
    Swimming in Timaru

    In Timaru, we’ve got the sea, rivers and pools galore.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Skate & BMX Parks

    Timaru has more than 40 kids’ parks throughout the district.

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  • Biking on Bay
    Awesome Activities

    If you're spending time in our district, here's a list of awesome things to do.

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  • 3 best picnic spots in Timaru City

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  • Young boy giving thumbs-up on snowboard
    Winter Activities in Timaru District

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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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  • White ducks at Shearers Quarters
    The Shearers Quarters - Cafe and more

    A family destination, cafe, farmyard, mini golf and more.

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  • Bat roost tree Pleasant Point
    Walks in Pleasant Point

    Keep an eye out for bats roosting in the trees.

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  • Views from Mt Peel
    Walks in Geraldine

    Walking tracks in Geraldine area

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  • Close up of alpaca
    Alpaca Walks Geraldine

    Take a walk on the woolly side, with Alpaca Walks Geraldine.

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  • Walks in Temuka

    And when you've finished these walks take a wander around the amazing vintage second hand stores!

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  • Popcorn at the movies
    Movie theatres

    Movie theatres in Timaru District

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