Timaru boasts many points of interest, including one of the largest man-made harbours in the world; the last remaining landing service building in the southern hemisphere; the famous and very safe beach of Caroline Bay, beautiful churches, gardens and parks, Edwardian architecture, theatre, art gallery and Museum.Book your Hotel online or View all accommodation options here Timaru sits at the doorstep of many inland lakes where sailing, water skiing, boating, windsurfing and fishing are popular summer pastimes.Attractive towns, lush pasture, rolling downlands, green hills and clean rivers lie in the lee of New Zealand's magnificent Southern Alps in the west.The District's north and south boundaries are naturally defined by two rivers, the Rangitata and the Pareora, both known for good fishing and swimming.Sport has an important role to play in the daily lives of Timaru District families.Visitors are always welcome at the District's seven golf courses.They set up the area's first sheep run and freeholded 50 hectares of land on which Timaru's commercial heart is based.
Save time, and book your Timaru accommodation online now :) Within the gentle curve of the South Canterbury coastline the Timaru District covers 2,602 square kilometres of diverse landscape.
A stretch of land in the northwest corner of the District sweeps through 64 kilometres of dramatic scenery beyond the Rangitata Gorge to Mesopotamia Station in the high country.
Over 42,000 residents enjoy life in Timaru District. The temperate climate is conducive to the growing of all kinds of produce - from apples and berry fruits to asparagus, carrots, peas and pumpkin.
They have enhanced the attractions of the much-loved Caroline Bay itself.
Holiday-makers have been flocking to this stretch of sandy, safe beach for more than 100 years.