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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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    Eight 1-bedroom, self-contained units, all of which have been renovated to reflect modern day living. Our units are clean, warm and comfortable, and we understand that getting a good nights sleep is of utmost importance, so our beds are supportive and comfortable. We are the first motel as you arrive in to Timaru, from the north.


    Baywatch Motor Lodge have some units that offer awesome views overlooking the lovely Caroline Bay, Pacific Ocean, Benvenue Cliffs and Port of Timaru. Wake up to stunning sunrises in the morning with coffee on the terrace. Easy walking to CBD and restaurants. Our Timaru accommodation is directly opposite a wine bar and conference room.

  • BLUE DOLPHIN MOTEL - Timaru, South Canterbury

    We offer a range of delightful, warm, clean, spacious units with facilities to please. Fully equipped kitchens and off-street parking. The ideal accommodation choice for those wishing to enjoy the local attractions of Timaru or explore the many notable features of the South Canterbury region. Five minutes walk to city centre with its excellent shopping, restaurants and civic amenities.


    Farm-stay retreat and organic farm in South Canterbury. "Where tomorrow is a world away from today". Secluded private accommodation for discerning tourists and travellers wanting to relax in an atmosphere of peaceful purity, away from the rush of urban life. Scrumptious organic produce. Ideal scenery for art and photography.


    Inner City Charm with 12 Bedroom Character accommodation in Central Timaru, (Formerly the Manse for Chalmers Church). Just 2 hours to Christchurch and 2 1/2 hours to Dunedin. Located on quiet street, a few minutes walk to town centre and Restaurants. Also handy to Caroline Bay, The Port of Timaru, CBD for shopping, Supermarkets, Movie Theatre. Warm homely environment.

  • G AND J CAMPERS - South Island, NZ

    Situated in the central South Island of New Zealand, G and J Campers offer self-drive, fully-equipped two, four and six-berth motorhomes. Ideal base for exploring the stunning South Island high country lakes, and Mount Cook region. All campervans have hot and cold pressurized water, heater, gas cooker, microwave, fridge, toilet, shower, pillows and towels. Bedding available on request.


    Ten self-contained ground floor Studio style and Family units. Affordable two bedroom Budget Apartments adjacent to motel with full kitchens and lounge area, ideal for larger groups. Modern three bedroom holiday home at rear of complex with large kitchen and spacious open-plan dining/living. Ideally located to Caroline Bay, Aquatic Centre, and Café’s. Free WiFi.

  • Jessica Claire Photography

    Capture your wedding day with photography from Jessica Claire. Packages vary from an all day shoot and hundreds of memories or selected periods such as pre-wedding images, ceremony and family shots through to the reception and dance. Contact us for an obligation free chat about your big day. Travel by arrangement.


    Nestled on 25 acres, Longview has stunning, 'must see to believe' panoramic views. Two of our guest rooms and the private guest lounge have direct access to the terrace and gardens. Stroll through the olive grove (complimentary oil tastings available), visit our farm animals and soak up the tranquil country atmosphere.


    13 studio units with own en-suites, serviced daily. We are the closest motel to airport, Phar Lap racecourse, Levels International Raceway, 5 minute driving distance to city centre, Caroline Bay, Aigantighe Art Gallery and new Aquatic Centre. Functions and Large Group enquiries are welcome, with the benefit of a separate function room to cater for conferences up to 25 people.

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    Parklands Motor Lodge in Timaru offers a range of modern, fully self-contained apartments in a park-like setting, superbly situated close to the city centre and civic amenities. Short stroll to restaurants, shopping and transport. Wireless Internet access available. All units have appealing views. Friendly hosts keen to make your stay a pleasant one.

  • PLEASANT VIEW BED AND BREAKFAST - Timaru, South Canterbury

    Stunning seaviews. This hidden gem is situated by the seaside overlooking the ocean, port, town and hills. Two en suite guest bedrooms. Visitors own large lounge has great views, kitchenette, TV and free wireless Internet. Stroll or bike along our coastal tracks, or take a drive to local wineries, golf courses, fishing rivers or ski fields. Sumptuous full breakfast included.

  • STONEBRIDGE - Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Nestled in a woodland setting, on the main route between Queenstown and Christchurch, Stonebridge offers excellent bed and breakfast or self-contained accommodation. Great venue for weddings and conferences. Rejuvenate your spirits in a private world of expansive gardens, with outdoor spa. Wonderful salmon and trout fishing at nearby Rangitata River and Lake Tekapo.

  • STRAVON SAFARIS - Hunters Hills, Timaru

    Experience once in a lifetime encounters with dramatic wildlife in a natural setting that almost seems tailor made, not only for the hunter but for the the animals themselves. It is as near-perfect a 'hunting scene' as you will find and a big reason why the Hunters Hills are so celebrated.

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From: Monday 8th June 2015

Times: New Times From 29th June - Mondays 7pm – drop into class at anytime! Venue: Playhouse Theatre Building, 198 Church Street Cost: Pay As You Go: $10 per session, Concession Cards: $90 for 10 or $160 for ...

Where: The Playhouse Drama League Inc, Timaru
Address: 198 Church St, Timaru

From: 6:00pm on Monday 8th June 2015
To: 8:00pm on Monday 28th September 2015

TimCU Ladies Fundraising Shopping Event

Tuesday 8th September 2015

Ladies Shopping Night. Stalls, entertainment, lucky draws, spot prizes. Fundraising for TimCU Timaru Army Cadet Unit.

Where: Timaru Christian Preschool, Timaru
Address: 10 Quarry Road, Timaru

From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 8th September 2015
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 8th September 2015

Simply Meditate Wednesdays

From: Wednesday 25th February 2015

Simply Meditate - Wednesday 12.15 to 12.45pm with Buddhist nun Kelsang Luma Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation for yourself. Be guided through simple meditations that ...

Where: Womens Wellness Centre, Timaru
Address: 14 Butler St, Timaru

From: 12:15am on Wednesday 25th February 2015
To: 12:45am on Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Barry Cleavin-20 Inner and 20 Outer Landscapes and 5 Black D

From: Friday 7th August 2015

A solo exhibition for Barry Cleavin - 20 Inner Landscapes 20 Outer Landscapes and 5 Black Dogs Also once again the new gallery opening hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm. I am happy to open the ...

Where: York Street Gallery of Fine Art, Timaru
Address: 21 York St, Timaru

From: 11:00am on Friday 7th August 2015
To: 3:00pm on Thursday 17th September 2015

Anika Moa - Queen At The Table Tour

Friday 11th September 2015

This September sees Anika Moa, beautiful and famous singer/actor hit the road once again with her one and only band member Jol Mulholland and very, very special support act SJD aka Sean Donnelly. The tour travels most ...

Where: Lone Star, Timaru
Address: 109 Sophia Street, Timaru

From: 8:30pm on Friday 11th September 2015
To: 11:59pm on Friday 11th September 2015

NPPL Poker

From: Friday 26th June 2015

National Pub Poker League provides free, no-limit Texas Hold'em tournaments around New Zealand. Our games are very social and are a great place to get together with your mates for a beer and some cards. Our motto is ...

Where: Robbies Washdyke, Timaru
Address: 198 Hilton Highway, Washdyke, Timaru

From: 7:00pm on Friday 26th June 2015
To: 10:30pm on Friday 18th December 2015

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Workshop: Beginners - Intermediate

Friday 11th September 2015

Tutor: Aaralyn from TribalDiva Cost: $25 per person Time & Date: 7pm to 8.30pm, Friday 11th September Location: 198 Church Street Email to book your spot in this fantastic workshop! Tribal ...

Where: Ruby Ruin's School of Burlesque, Timaru
Address: 198 Church Street, Timaru

From: 7:00pm on Friday 11th September 2015
To: 8:30pm on Friday 11th September 2015

Gleniti Playcentre Gala Day

Saturday 12th September 2015

Come along and join us for our Annual Gala Day. Great morning for the whole family. White Elephant $5 full a big on kid clothes and small items, Kids' toys, Bric-a-brac & Baking. Activities for kids, & Loads of ...

Where: Gleniti Playcentre, Timaru
Address: 355 Wai-iti Road, Timaru

From: 9:00am on Saturday 12th September 2015
To: 12:00pm on Saturday 12th September 2015

Nappy Lady 'Waste Free Parenting' Workshop

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Waste Free parenting - It is not just about nappies! During this 2.5 hour seminar you will get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home especially with a baby and you ...

Where: Timaru District Council Chambers, Timaru
Address: 2 King George Place, Timaru

From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 15th September 2015
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 15th September 2015


From: Friday 18th September 2015

The smash-hit Evita is returning to Timaru in a spectacular new production from the South Canterbury Drama League. Considered by many to be Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber's best work, Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, ...

Where: Theatre Royal, Timaru
Address: 118 Stafford St, Timaru

From: 7:30pm on Friday 18th September 2015
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 26th September 2015


Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Motel Association of New Zealand

Motel Association

Plenty of motel types for a range of budgets.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.