Hotels in Timaru, New Zealand

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Timaru, New Zealand
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Parklands Motor Lodge
8.3 Excellent
65-67 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 mi from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 275 reviews
8.3

Parklands Motor Lodge offers 3-star accommodation in Timaru. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

The Sanctuary Beach Side
8.2 Excellent
5 Campbell Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.9 mi from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 560 reviews
8.2

The Sanctuary Beach Side is situated in Timaru and features free wireless internet. It has a day spa, as well as a 24-hour reception, a designated smoking area and an express check-in and check-out feature.

The Ocean Breeze Suites
8.2 Excellent
44 Beverley Road, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 2 reviews
8.2

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.

Aspen on King
8.5 Excellent
51 King Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 620 reviews
8.5

Aspen on King is set on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. It also features a beauty centre, a sauna and a playground.

Asure Avenue Motor Lodge
8.8 Excellent
31 Craigie Avenue, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 409 reviews
8.8

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, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
8.9 Excellent
10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.6 mi from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 296 reviews
8.9

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.

Harbour View Motel
8.8 Excellent
8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 320 reviews
8.8

Harbour View Motel Timaru is located in Timaru and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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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 in Timaru

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 Timaru

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.

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  • What are the best hotels in Timaru?

    706 reviews rated Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park with an average score of 8.9/10. It may also be worth looking into the The Grosvenor, which received a rating of 7.4/10 from 1,161 reviews. The Sanctuary Beach Side could also be a good option, with a score of 8.2/10 from 560 reviews.