Walk, swim, bike

If you enjoy getting active in the outdoors, we’ve got lots to keep you busy from short walks and guided hikes to hydroslide fun and a great range of bike tracks.

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    Biking in Timaru

    Timaru district is a biker’s paradise. We have undulating terrain and big country views.

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    Short walks in Timaru district

    Keen on a short walk? Timaru’s got plenty of options.

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    Swimming in Timaru

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

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    Hunting Walks
    Mackenzie day walks

    Fairlie and Lake Tekapo offer several walking tracks just 90 minutes from Timaru.

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  • Alps 2 Ocean

    Experience the breath-taking alpine highlights, of the Alps 2 Ocean Trail from Mt Cook area to the Pacific Ocean, with t...

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    Red sky above Lake Benmore, against mountains
    Guided hikes in the Mackenzie region

    Timaru is close to plenty of great mountain hiking, heli-hiking and guided walks within the Mackenzie region.

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