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The friendly Timaru District, South Canterbury welcomes visitors for a memorable family holiday, romantic hideaway or relaxing break.  

Sweeping plains, rolling hills, braided rivers, and unspoilt coastline makes this beautiful natural environment popular for holidays, recreation and sports.  The area is also well known for producing high quality, fresh, gourmet and health food products, earning the reputation for South Canterbury as the “food bowl of New Zealand”.  

With close proximity to rivers, sea and the Southern Alps, a wide range of adventures and more gentle activities are on offer all year round.  your clients can spend time in central Timaru or explore further afield to nearby Geraldine, Peel Forest, Pleasant Point, or Temuka.  Whether you are stopping for a day trip or taking time out to relax, rejuvenate and discover, you’ll find plenty of activities, attractions and points of interest along the way.

Climate & Weather:



AVG High

21 °C / 69.8 °F


10 °C / 50 °F



AVG High

12 °C/ 53.6 °F


1 °C / 33.8 °F

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