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!

  • Why you should visit the South Canterbury Museum

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  • Horses trekking at Peel Forest
    Peel Forest Horse Trekking

    Trek on horseback through some of South Canterbury's most beautiful landscapes

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  • Long Weekend

    You're here for a long weekend, here's some activity inspiration.

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  • Aoraki Mt Cook
    Discover Tours

    Customised day trips around the Central South Island

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Skate & BMX Parks

    Timaru has more than 40 kids’ parks throughout the 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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  • 3 best picnic spots in Timaru City

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

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  • Feeding deer
    Agricultural Tour

    Experience a day out with Explore South Canterbury's agricultural tour.

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  • Popcorn at the movies
    Movie theatres

    Movie theatres in Timaru District

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  • Vintage car Museum Geraldine
    Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum

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