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Parklands Motor Lodge
8.5 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 239 reviews
8.5

Parklands Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Timaru. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Avenue Motor Lodge
9.1 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 317 reviews
9.1

Located in Timaru, Avenue Motor Lodge Timaru is within a 20-minute drive of Richard Pearse Airport and provides a swimming pool. It also offers a beauty centre, a safe and a 24-hour reception.

Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park
8.9 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 690 reviews
8.9

Boasting a swimming pool, Timaru TOP 10 Holiday Park is located in Timaru and offers comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 314 reviews
8.9

Harbour View Motel Timaru is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Solace Country House Bed And Breakfast
9.8 Excellent

7.8 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 124 reviews
9.8

Solace Country House Bed and Breakfast is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers free bicycle rental, a sun deck and luggage storage.

Aspen on King Motel
8.3 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 525 reviews
8.3

Aspen on King is set on South Island and offers 4.5-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. It also features a beauty centre, a sauna and a playground.

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
9.1 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 300 reviews
9.1

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge is located on South Island and provides 4.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

The Sanctuary Beach Side
8.5 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 507 reviews
8.5

The Sanctuary Beach Side is situated in Timaru and features free wireless internet. It also offers a garden, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

The Ocean Breeze Suites
8.0 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 472 reviews
8.0

The Ocean Breeze Suites is located in Timaru and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Timaru:$67/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$35/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$54 - $83
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$62 - $88
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The Sanctuary Beach Side
8.5 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

The Sanctuary Beach Side is situated in Timaru and features free wireless internet. It also offers a garden, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

$43
Avg. per night
The Ocean Breeze Suites
8.0 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

The Ocean Breeze Suites is located in Timaru and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

$51
Avg. per night
Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park
8.9 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Timaru TOP 10 Holiday Park is located in Timaru and offers comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$58
Avg. per night
Aspen on King Motel
8.3 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Aspen on King is set on South Island and offers 4.5-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. It also features a beauty centre, a sauna and a playground.

$84
Avg. per night
Parklands Motor Lodge
8.5 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Parklands Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Timaru. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

$89
Avg. per night
Avenue Motor Lodge
9.1 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Located in Timaru, Avenue Motor Lodge Timaru is within a 20-minute drive of Richard Pearse Airport and provides a swimming pool. It also offers a beauty centre, a safe and a 24-hour reception.

$107
Avg. per night
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
9.1 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge is located on South Island and provides 4.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

$119
Avg. per night
Solace Country House Bed And Breakfast
9.8 Excellent

7.8 mi from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Solace Country House Bed and Breakfast is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers free bicycle rental, a sun deck and luggage storage.

$122
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Timaru

2 stars and under

$119 - $126

#1 Most popular

Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
$126
Avg. per night

Best value

$119
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3 stars

$43 - $107

#1 Most popular

$89
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$51
Avg. per night

Best value

$43
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4 stars +

$84 - $122

#1 Most popular

$122
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Best value

Aspen on King Motel
8.3 Excellent
$84
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Timaru

About Timaru

Known for its beachside attractions in Caroline Bay, Timaru boasts Victorian and Edwardian buildings that house a popular art gallery and museum with moa-hunter artifacts. Learn about local Maori traditions and rock art at a cultural center or explore pleasant walking paths through a beautiful botanic garden.

Things to do

Start your exploration of Timaru at Caroline Bay, where outdoor enthusiasts can relax at the sandy beach or stroll along the Caroline Bay Boardwalk, which winds around the sand dunes. Listen to live music concerts on the beach in summer or kick back at one of the restaurants and cafes between the beach and main shopping zone.

Learn more about the nature, history and native people of the region at South Canterbury Museum. Browse exhibits highlighting local wildlife and preserved fossils, then visit the Takata Whenua exhibition and Heritage Theatre to see how Maori communities existed and watch short films about local folklore.

For a closer look at Timaru’s diverse foliage, head to Timaru Botanic Gardens. Wander through trails past shady trees and herb gardens, then stop to feed ducks at picturesque ponds or inhale the pleasant scent of the rose garden.

Considered the hub of art culture in South Canterbury, the Aigantighe Art Gallery is housed in a 100-year-old home. Admire British Victorian paintings and pieces from local artists, then step outside to see the beautiful sculpture garden. Art enthusiasts can also make the trek to Timaru’s Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre to hear tribal stories from local Maori guides.

Getting around

You can fly into Christchurch International Airport, then take a bus or pick up a rental car and drive the 160 kilometers to Timaru. In town, the main mode of transportation is car, but it’s possible to get around the city centre on foot.

Timaru travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Timaru?

    The Grosvenor is a very popular hotel in Timaru with a score of 7.6 from 1,219 reviews. Parklands Motor Lodge (8.5 from 239 reviews) and Aspen on King Motel (8.3 from 525 reviews) are also highly rated Timaru hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Timaru tonight?

    A hotel in Timaru tonight can start as low as $40 for the night, with an average cost of $95, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours.