Timaru Attractions and Activities
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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The Aigantighe Art Museum (pronounced 'egg and tie') in Timaru, New Zealand is renowned internationally for its collection and innovative exhibition and education programmes. Aigantighe holds New Zealand, Pacific, Asian and European art works from the sixteenth century to the present day. Its British Victorian painting collection is of great significance.
This unique experience follows farmland and forest, over an extinct volcano, along coasts and cliffs and through reserves. You will enjoy expansive skies and spy penguins and sea lions hanging out in private bays.
Caroline Bay is the most widely known of all the parks in the Timaru District. The beach is sheltered by the harbour breakwater and is the only sandy beach between Oamaru and Banks Peninsula. March 2014 saw Caroline Bay beach being voted the most popular beach in the South Island.
One of the oldest Botanic Gardens, Timaru will surprise you with the depth and excellence of its collections as diverse as Australian plants, conifers and rose species. A border containing the native plants of the Canterbury region is of special note. Endangered plants from around the world can be seen in part of the conservatory complex.
Mobile-friendly - 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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