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Timaru, the urban hub of South Canterbury, is just two hours’ drive south of Christchurch. A picturesque blend of coast and country, this family friendly destination is well placed to suit holiday pursuits for all ages and interests.
Timaru is well known for one its main attractions, Caroline Bay. Caroline Bay provides many diversions including a safe swimming beach, mini golf, the Trevor Griffiths rose garden, wonderful walks, a landscaped Piazza and a very popular annual carnival with non-stop entertainment over each Christmas period.
Timaru sits at the doorstep of many inland lakes where sailing, water skiing, boating, windsurfing, horse riding and fishing are popular summer pastimes. Being on the coast means many beaches and rivers are right at our finger tips to enjoy rafting or surfing. At least five Central South Island ski fields are within easy distance for avid snow enthusiasts.
Timaru Visitor Information Centre
2 Geroge Street
Phone:03 688 6163
The Agantighe Art Gallery in Wai-iti Road, Timaru is the South Island's third largest art museum. Which offers over 900 works of art including artists such as Goldie and Hodgkins as well as reconstruction of the 1903 aircraft used by aviation pioneer Richard Pearse in his first attempt at powered flight.
The Theatre Royal is an important focal point for the arts and entertainment and makes a significant contribution to the lifestyle of the area. The Theatre Royal was once known as the most ornate building in New Zealand.
Shopping can be done locally on Strafford Street, where you will find a variety of local, national and international stores.
There are some divine restaurants locally, especially up on The Bay Hill overlooking Caroline Bay.
The nearest cinema is Movie Max 5 Timaru which is located on the corner of Sophia and Cannon Streets.
Newly built Cbay aquatic centre provides a lot of fun for all ages. Cbay is home to a range of facilities including: Graze café, learn to swim classes, hydro slides, pools for all ages, including a 50m outdoor swimming pool, gym facilities with a range of Les Mills classes to attend.
Timaru Public Hospital
Queen Street, Timaru
Phone: 03 684 4000
The early childhood facilities in Timaru include:
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Timaru is well serviced by many sporting facilities to name a few: