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Discover South Canterbury
Alive with opportunity and prosperity, Timaru District is home to around 47,000 people and covers over 2,737sq kms. Built from a strong agricultural history now heavily influenced by dairy, manufacturing, engineering and related sectors, supporting the port city of Timaru.
You will smile a lot here, it just comes naturally. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, still doing the business while enjoying the important things in life. Being able to hit the beach, head out for a run or time with friends and family instead of that endless commute.
In the heart of New Zealand’s leading manufacturing and agricultural region, there is an abundance of natural riches and innovative practices that has earned the district the reputation of being a ‘food bowl’ to New Zealand and the world.
Superior road, air, rail, port and digital connectivity provides significant advantages while offering a fantastic lifestyle, high quality education, affordable housing, unrivaled recreational activities and choice for visitors and residents alike.
Timaru District Towns
Clear open skies, great cafes and dining, retail and art scene, outdoor and activities in an exciting, safe environment. Discover the main towns of Timaru District, South Canterbury.
Discover Timaru District
For visitors, locals and business development, there’s so much variety to discover throughout the towns and countryside to satisfy, stimulate and excite.
Golden sands and a safe swimming beach. 'The Bay' has boardwalks, native plantings and wildlife, children's playground and pool, aviary, sports, skate park, entertainment & events, and is home of the iconic Caroline Bay Xmas Carnival.
Centennial Park Scenic Reserve
Also known by locals as The Scenic, a 65-hectare park inside Timaru city with walking/hiking tracks, bike trails, picnic areas for all to enjoy. Drive and park, bike or walk.
Temuka Domain & Holiday Park
Covering 75 hectares, the Temuka Domain is home of ‘Magpies’ rugby team, holiday park, playground, golf course, tennis, swimming pool, bowls all amongst established trees and gardens.
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