Cheap Flights to Timaru

Positioned on the east coast between Dunedin and Christchurch, Timaru is a city in South Canterbury and New Zealand’s second largest fishing port.

What to know before you fly to Timaru?

Home to 28,800 people, Timaru is an agricultural centre for the surrounding rural areas and one of the South Island’s main cargo ports.

Visitors to Timaru will find themselves spoilt for choice, with the sea to the east and mountains to the west, allowing for a wealth of recreation activities including fishing, boating, swimming, tramping and hunting.

Caroline Bay, the only sandy beach between Oamaru and Banks Peninsula, is popular with tourists and locals alike. In 2014, Caroline Bay was voted the most popular beach in the South Island, and hosts an annual summer carnival. Caroline Bay Park is also home to the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden. The Garden is comes into full bloom in summer.

The city possesses the third largest art collection in the South Island, which is currently housed at the Aigantighe Art Gallery. The York Street Gallery of Fine Arts also boasts impressive works from historic and contemporary New Zealand artists. The Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre will yield a valuable insight and education into traditional Maori rock art. Entry to all these galleries is free for everyone to enjoy.

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