Timaru is located about 160 kilometres south of Christchurch City in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Sitting on State Highway 1 beside the Pacific Ocean, Timaru City is constructed on rolling hills created from lava flows from the now-extinct Mt Horrible volcano. Stay in Timaru and visit the safe and popular swimming beach in Caroline Bay.
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Timaru is a seaside city and major port town located in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Built on the rolling hills created from the lava flows of the extinct Mt Horrible volcano, Timaru attractions include the South Canterbury Museum, the Timaru Botanic Gardens, and the popular Caroline Bay featuring a safe swimming beach, and the Caroline Bay Park which hosts the annual Caroline Bay Carnival. The port of Timaru is the most centrally located port in the South Island and a base for many tourism activities. more

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