Christchurch - Canterbury


  • Caroline Bay
  • Te Ana Māori Rock Art
  • Geraldine - boutique town


  • by car:

    2 hours 15 mins from Christchurch

  • by car:

    2.5 hours from Dunedin

From sandy beaches through to native bush and mountain tops, the Timaru District is the perfect place to explore.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Grosvenor Hotel, Timaru, Christchurch - Canterbury

Walk a stunning trail, immerse yourself in local culture, dine at top eateries or sample the region’s beautiful artisan food products when visiting Timaru.

The second largest city in Canterbury, Timaru sits half way between Christchurch and Dunedin. It has everything you need for a couple of nights’ stay.

Caroline Bay is right in the Timaru CBD, and is a safe, family friendly beach. On Boxing Day generations of Kiwis and tourists flock to it for the annual summer carnival.

See New Zealand’s original art galleries at the Te Ana Māori Rock Art Experience, or get up close with NZ’s raptor birds at The Raptor Experience(opens in new window).  Explore the region on one of its many walking and cycling trails, or sit back and relax on Bay Hill with a glass of wine (or coffee) and enjoy the view.

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