Outdoor & Adventure

You can do it all in Timaru District - from surfing to hunting game to swimming in the ocean. It's a great destination all year round.

  • Young boy giving thumbs-up on snowboard
    Timaru: perfect base for winter skiing

    If you’ve come to South Canterbury to ski, then Timaru’s the ideal location to base yourself.

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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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  • Canyon sliding
    Big Rock Adventures

    If you love water sports and are comfortable with heights, this will likely be one of the best things you will ever do!

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  • Rangitata Rafts
    Rangitata Rafts

    With exclusive access to Canterbury’s incredible Rangitata Gorge, we offer grade 2 to 5 whitewater rafting adventures for people of all ages and abilities.

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  • Fishing Timaru's rivers and streams

    Timaru’s backcountry rivers and creeks are great for salmon and trout fishing.

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  • Forest & mountain adventure tours

    Timaru is the gateway to an excellent range of forest and mountain adventure tours.

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  • Lake & river tours

    Timaru lakes and rivers are popular for a range of adventure tours.

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  • Flights
    Pilot a plane

    See Timaru District from above - great gift option.

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  • Peel Forest

    A scenic forest park offering plenty of things to do. A favourite playground for local people.

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  • Surfing Timaru
    Best surfing breaks in Timaru

    Looking to catch some waves? Head here and we'll have you surfing like a local.

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  • Hunting Thar
    Hunting in the Timaru District

    Get out in the rivers and hills with these awesome guides.

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  • Gleniti Golf Course 2
    Golfing Opportunities

    We have plenty of golfing options...take your pick.

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