Travel Information (approximate times)
Tekapo: 1h 10m
Dunedin: 2h 45m
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Temuka is 20 minutes north of Timaru on State Highway 1 with a population of around 4,000 and is a service town for the surrounding rural area. Temuka was the home of Richard Pearce, who in 1902 raced the Wright Brothers to become the first person to fly.
From a strong farming and manufacturing history, the Temuka area is a paradise for visitors and locals alike, with its proximity to several fishing rivers and outdoor activities, it is home to the iconic Temuka Pottery and one New Zealand’s oldest rugby clubs ‘The Magpies’.
Enjoy crowd free shopping, local galleries and museums, Mendelson Barn with Temuka Pottery retail store and café, and Temuka Domain holiday park – 75 hectares of established grounds right in the township where locals and visitors enjoy an 18 hole golf course, rugby, skate park, tennis, bowls, cycling and walk tracks amongst established trees and parkland.
Temuka Domain & Holiday Park
Temuka Domain is the largest urban park in the Timaru District with well established gardens, holiday park, rugby ground, community hall and pool, bowls and 18 hole golf course.
Some of the country’s leading businesses are here, including Fonterra Clandeboye, NZ Insulators, Temuka Pottery, numerous dairy, agricultural and support sectors.
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