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Timaru is the ideal coastal location for a long weekend and the perfect base to take in the jaw-dropping landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island. This is the place to find out about all things Timaru. Stay in touch – you’ll find there’s always more to uncover.

  • Timaru Basilica against snow-capped mountains in the distance
    Timaru and surrounds

    Timaru and surrounds is a great place to holiday and the perfect gateway to Mackenzie Country.

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  • Headshot of the Captain Henry Cain sculpture
    Art, culture & heritage

    From fine art to ancient Māori rock art, Timaru has plenty of art, culture and heritage.

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  • Walk, swim, bike

    If you like the outdoors, we’ve got lots to keep you busy.

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  • Man fishing at local river
    Hunt, fish, ski

    Timaru is on the doorstep to New Zealand’s best hunting, fishing and skiing.

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  • Epic scenery tours

    There’s a whole world of epic scenery to enjoy in and around Timaru.

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  • Wildlife

    Timaru isn’t well known for its abundant wildlife, but it could be.

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  • Parks & gardens

    Timaru loves its parks and gardens. You will too.

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  • Shop

    Shop for local produce in and around the district.

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