Timaru District

Timaru District

Timaru Information Centre
  • 2 George St, Landing Services Building, Timaru.

  • +64 3 688 4452

  • timaruinfocentre@teana.co.nz

Geraldine Information Centre
  • Kiwi Country complex, cnr Waihi Tce & Jollie St, Geraldine

  • +64 3 693 1101

  • geraldineinforcentre@kiwicountry.co.nz

Temuka Information Centre
  • 72-74 King Street, Temuka

  • +64 3 687 7591

  • temuka.library@timdc.govt.nz

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Timaru District

Alive with opportunity and prosperity, Timaru District is home to around 48,000 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.

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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.

Caroline Bay

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.

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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.

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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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What's On

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Maori Rock Art

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Ngai Tahu ancestry at Te Ana Rock Art and tours located at Timaru information centre.

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Timaru Richard Pearse Airport

Richard Pearse Airport, also known as Timaru Airport is 12.6km north of Timaru city. It is the main airport in South Canterbury.

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Prime Port

Timaru’s port is pivotal to South Canterbury and wider region, a vital shipping link, fishing port and major support industries

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Timaru District Council

Local government of Timaru District. Offices at 2 King George Place, Timaru. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm

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Upcoming Events

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