Discover Timaru

Timaru is a vibrant coastal town with a population of 48,000 that is nestled in the heart of South Canterbury, New Zealand.  The area offers a rich maritime heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and friendly local community.  With its unique blend of history, culture, and modern amenities Timaru gives Travellers plenty of opportunities to explore.

Discover historic sites, indulge in local cuisine, or simply enjoying the tranquillity of the coastal vistas, Timaru has something for everyone.


Te Ana Māori Rock Art CentreStreet Art
Trevor Griffiths Rose GardenHeritage Buildings
The Raptor ExperienceArt galleries
Timaru Botanic GardensMuseums - vintage machinery, historic railway, classic cars and motorbikes
Coastal walking and biking tracksFarm tour
Caroline Bay reserveRegionally grown and produced food and beverage tastings

Discover South Canterbury

South Canterbury, New Zealand is a region as varied and diverse as its community.  From the gentle waves of Caroline Bay, to the impressive Aoraki/Mt Coo, New Zealand's highest mountain.

The picturesque rolling countryside of South Canterbury offers a breath taking natural setting and the perfect destination for families, foodies and adventure seekers.  Embark on a journey to ancient Māori rock art, outdoor thrilling adventures, and warm Kiwi hospitality.  South Canterbury welcomes its visitors to experience the beauty and authenticity of this captivating region in New Zealand's South Island.