Timaru is the largest city in South Canterbury and is a seaside city and major port town. The rolling green hills on which Timaru is built where formed from the lava flows of the extict volcano of Mt Horrible. Timaru's attractions include the Timaru Botanic Gardens, Caroline Bay (which sports a safe beach for swimming), the South Canterbury Museum and Aigantighe Art Galley - one of New Zealand's largest art museums. more
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The Aigantighe Art Museum (pronounced 'egg and tie') in Timaru, New Zealand is renowned internationally for its collection and innovative exhibition and education programmes. Aigantighe holds New Zealand, Pacific, Asian and European art works from the sixteenth century to the present day. Its British Victorian painting collection is of great significance.
Caroline Bay is the most widely known of all the parks in the Timaru District. The beach is sheltered by the harbour breakwater and is the only sandy beach between Oamaru and Banks Peninsula. March 2014 saw Caroline Bay beach being voted the most popular beach in the South Island.
Challenge was formed in 1998 with an emphasis on service that is built on the independence and unique nature of our owner-operated stations. Because we are New Zealand owned, Challenge quickly became a force in the industry offering matching fuel services with a local community feel.
Mobile-friendly - Harbour View Motel take great pleasure in offering superior accommodation at Timaru's newest motel complex. Each unit is superbly appointed and desgined for guest comfort with all units equipped with king size beds and premier bedding, leather lounge suites, work stations, high speed wireless internet and flat screen TV's with SKY and Freeview channels.
Mobile-friendly - South Canterbury Museum contains valuable collections of objects and information covering the natural and human history of South Canterbury. We collect specimens, artifacts, images, documents and information that can be used to explore the region's heritage. Permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme provide fascinating glimpses into our region's past. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Timaru and South Canterbury's history.
Mobile-friendly - The Grosvenor Hotel in Timaru offers 44 hotel rooms and a welcoming restaurant & bar in an historic building in the centre of Timaru. Our boutique hotel offers simple comfort at an affordable price and we welcome corporate guests, conferences and events. The restaurant and bar caters for locals, travellers, corporates and events and is open daily.
One of the oldest Botanic Gardens, Timaru will surprise you with the depth and excellence of its collections as diverse as Australian plants, conifers and rose species. A border containing the native plants of the Canterbury region is of special note. Endangered plants from around the world can be seen in part of the conservatory complex.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of our spacious parkland within the heart of Timaru in South Canterbury. The holiday park is close to shops and the famous Caroline Bay. Offering park motels, self-catering units, en suite units, cabins, tent and campervan sites. Three wheelchair accessible units. Children's playground and jumping pillow. Spacious, sheltered, quiet and safe.
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Timaru Business Networking - 9.30am
Tenika leads this 9.30am meeting which has a strong business focus. It suits people with family responsibilities, people who work late hours and those who like to check in with the office before coming out for business ...
Where: Bayhill Brewery Bar, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: 54 Bay Hill, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 9:30am on Tuesday 13th June 2023
To: 10:30am on Tuesday 12th December 2023
Timaru Artisan Farmers Market
Come and join us at the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market. We are a weekly Saturday morning market that runs all year round rain or shine, with a mixture of Farmers Market products and local Artisan Crafts. We are very ...
Where: Heritage Square, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: 3 George Street, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 9:00am on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 12:30pm on Saturday 2nd March 2024
Merry Shiftmas - Timaru
Twas four nights before Christmas, and up in the rave, the massive were skanking, to drum & bass The night was not silent, no not at all, the basslines were cranking, wall to wall Santa was there, he's a DnB head, he ...
Where: The Sail Bar & Cafe, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: 51 Sophia Street, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 9:00pm on Thursday 21st December 2023
To: 3:00am on Friday 22nd December 2023
Caroline Bay Carnival
This year we have 13 days of free entertainment with concerts on at 2pm & 7pm with a final concert on 7th Jan being a 90 minute concert. Loads of activities, contests, sand modeling, big dig games and rides for all ...
Where: Caroline Bay Soundshell, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: Caroline Bay Park, Virtue Ave, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 1:00pm on Tuesday 26th December 2023
To: 4:45pm on Sunday 7th January 2024
Timaru Sparkle & Shine Xmas Lights List & Competition
To anyone who takes the time to set up Christmas Lights, you should know that you are honouring the spirit of Christmas and keeping it alive for everyone everywhere. Driving around and looking at the lights is a ...
Where: Timaru Town , Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: 41 North Street Timaru, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 7:00pm on Friday 1st December 2023
To: 11:55pm on Monday 1st January 2024
Lovelock Permit Athletic meeting 6 Jan 2024
Morning: - 9.30am Children's (7-14 years) Junior Lovelock Programme. Afternoon: -Permit Meeting starts at 1pm with the feature event of the men's and women's Lovelock Miles at 2pm, followed by the Blue Ribbon 100m for ...
Where: Trust Aoraki Athletics Track, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: 70 Morgans Road, Glenwood, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 9:30am on Saturday 6th January 2024
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 6th January 2024
The Feelers - Reimagined - Greatest Hits NZ Tour
The Feelers Announce Reimagined - Greatest Hits - New Zealand Summer Tour 17 dates nationwide with Capital Theatre + special guests Following on from the release of the band’s REIMAGINED – GREATEST ...
Where: Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 18th January 2024
To: 11:30pm on Thursday 18th January 2024
South Island U15 Boys & Girls Softball Club Champs
This is the first time that SC Softball has hosted a South Island tournament for some years. We are hoping approx 18-20 teams will attend this event, along with their supporters. A great chance for family, friends and ...
Where: Sir Basil Arthur Park, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: Washdyke Flat, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 9:00am on Thursday 18th January 2024
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 21st January 2024
Tug of War
It is the first time tug of war tournament is held in Timaru and the town was abuzz with excitement. Teams from all around the region will be participating to compete in the tournament and the town center was filled with ...
Where: Aorangi Park, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: Morgans Road, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 1:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2024
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2024
Trust Aoraki Thunder Down Under
Catch all the action on track at Trust Aoraki Thunder Down Under. Featuring the NZ Super Trucks, Mainland Muscle Cars, OSCA, and much much more. Two full days of action packed racing.
Where: Levels Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury
Address: Falvey Road, Levels, Timaru, South Canterbury
From: 9:00am on Saturday 27th January 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 28th January 2024