A port city located in the Canterbury region on the South Island, Timaru is a popular access point to nearby natural wonders including mountains, rivers and lakes.


This city is famous for its Victorian and Edwardian buildings made of volcanic bluestone. Some of the major attractions in the area include Caroline Bay, South Canterbury Museum and Aigantighe Art Gallery.

Related: Relaxing Road Trips: Kaikoura to Timaru


Many tourists go to see popular attractions like the Famlan Farm Park, Kiwi Observatory, Centennial Park, and Timaru Botanic Gardens. For a great experience, families should make a trip to the Pleasant Point Museum and Railway – an award-winning attraction in which teaches about New Zealand’s railway history. Whether you’re visiting on a short holiday or a business trip, book your Timaru stay with Choice Hotels and enjoy easy access to local attractions.

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