The Shearer's Quarters
For a unique afternoon outing, make your way to the country and visit the Shearer's Quarters, just beyond Timaru. Part quirky gift shop, part petting zoo and part café, there's something for everyone here. Browse the artwork and housewares for a souvenir, sip a flat white or tuck into a farmer's breakfast—then head outside for a game of giant chess or pétanque. Kids can feed a friendly pig or emu (it is New Zealand, after all!) and the whole family can find photo opportunities galore.