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Timaru, New Zealand

Timaru, an urban hub located on the South Island of New Zealand, features a beautiful coast and countryside. Just two hours south of Christchurch by car, this town is perfectly situated in a bountiful area of attractions and activities. Visitors will enjoy everything from boutique breweries and botanic gardens to parks and museums.


Timaru Attractions

  • Caroline Bay
  • South Canterbury Museum
  • Aigantighe Art Gallery

Timaru Activities

  • Visit the Te Ana Rock Art Centre
  • Go on a kiwi safari
  • Enjoy fishing with the Waitaki Valley Fishing Guides

Timaru Climate

Timaru has a dry, temperate climate with average temperatures around 73°F (23°C), making visiting possible just about any time of the year. Summers are moderate with ocean breezes, and winters can be a bit frosty. Winds in the area can reach storm-force levels during the warmer months of January and February.

Getting There & Around

By air, travellers can come in through either Christchurch International Airport and take a long-distance bus or train, or fly into Richard Pearse Airport. The Richard Pearse is located north of town and is a small airport with flights from Wellington. Almost all road connections will use State Highway 1, the main route down South Island's east coast.

Getting around outside the area will be done by regular coach and minibus services that travel to Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and other cities. In Timaru, walking and rental cars can be used to see the town and get to attractions.

Hotels in Timaru

4 hotels in Timaru

1 Aspen on King

4 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

51 King Street Map

Enjoy the elegant Victorian and Edwardian buildings while staying at the Aspen on King Timaru, which is located in Timaru, a gateway to the mountains, lakes and rivers of the Central South Island... More

2 Glendeer Lodge

5 stars
5.0 / 5

51 Scarborough Road Map

Set on 4 acres, Glendeer Lodge offers luxurious accommodation with free WiFi, free parking and included continental breakfast. Each room offers a flat screen TV and lovely garden views. ... More

3 Comfort Hotel Benvenue

2 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

SH 1 / 16-22 Evans Street Map

Whether you are on a romantic getaway or a business trip, Comfort Hotel Benvenue Timaru provides a wonderful environment to enjoy your stay at Timaru. GeneralComfort Hotel Benvenue Timaru offers... More

4 GROSVENOR

3 stars
4.0 / 5 11 reviews

CAINS TERRACE Map

Boasting a unique setting and offering luxurious accommodation along with high comfort, the Grosvenor Hotel Timaru is an ideal place to spend an enjoyable as well as a memorable vacation. ... More