The seaside city of Timaru is built on the rolling hills created from the lava flows of the extinct Mt Horrible volcano in South Canterbury. Visit popular Caroline Bay.
Timaru has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Timaru.
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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.
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.
The South Canterbury Museum contains valuable collections of objects and information covering the natural and human history of South Canterbury. Permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme provide fascinating glimpses into our region's past.
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