Local Attractions

We are centrally located within easy walking distance to Caroline Bay and the new CBay Aquatic Centre. We are also close to restaurants and cafés, some of which overlook our stunning Caroline bay. 5 Minutes walk away is the CBD which offers boutique and larger chain store shopping. We are ideally situated to the Aigantighe Art Gallery and wedding venue, Sopheze on the Bay.

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Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre (CBay)

This new Aquatic Centre has all there is to offer in great family fun. There is a toddles pool, leisure pool with Splash deck, Beach access and Rapid River. There are also 2 Hydro Slides and a Steam Room, Sauna Room, and Spa. CBay also has a Café and Gym.

6 Minute Walk

1 Minute Drive

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Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

Following the same path as people who created this rock art. This centre, located in the Landing Services Building, displays significant examples of Maori rock art. The experienced guide (local Ngai Tahu) will share stories while you enjoy the mazing interactive exhibition. Tours to rock art locations are also available.

20 Minute Walk

4 Minute Drive

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Aigantighe Art Gallery 

This art gallery is renowned internationally for its collection with many stunning exhibitions throughout the year. There is also an excellent education programme and garden sculptures.

12 Minute Walk

1 Minute Drive

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South Canterbury Museum

This museum has something for everyone and gives visitors a wonderful glimpse into our region's nature and history. Check out hundreds of images and objects that tell stories about our landscape, local Maori history, whaling and European settlement, and Richard Pearse's first aircraft. There is extensive genealogical resources for those wanting to research the past.

16 Minute Walk

2 Minute Drive

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Tekapo Springs

One hour’s drive from Timaru, Tekapo Springs offers all the family fun you can handle any time of the year. Hot Pools with stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains, Cooler Pools and Aqua Play, Ice Skating (during Winter), Café and Bar plus the new Aqua Drop and Jumpernaut (during Summer).

1 Hour 20 Minutes Drive

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Adventure & Activities

Drive, ride, run, walk or simply stand and gaze at the magnificence across the three districts of Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate that is South Canterbury. See the South Canterbury website for more adventures and activities in the Timaru region.