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49 Wai-Iti Rd, Maori Hill, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

South Canterbury's most lovely destination for art, the Aigantighe is housed in an Edwardian home once lived in by a local family with Scottish roots. The building, constructed in 1908 for the pioneering Grant family, was donated to the town as a...

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4 Perth St, Timaru Central, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

This small gem of a museum in Timaru engages visitors in local and natural history with rotating exhibits that focus on topics as varied as local bird photography, stories from World War I and images from Timaru's early days. The museum's...

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Recognized by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as having national significance, Timaru's Botanic Gardens offer 19 hectares (about 47 acres) of lush plants, flowers and woods for strolling, admiring and picnicking among. This diverse collection of...

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Troup Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Between the rugged coastline of the Banks Peninsula and the snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps, the Canterbury Plains, formed by mountain rivers, make up one of New Zealand's most fertile regions. The aerial view of the patchwork of green farms...

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2 George St, Timaru Central, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

Timaru, an important port for New Zealand for several centuries, has managed to retain much of the historic architecture from its pioneer days—especially the Victorian and Edwardian buildings on Stafford Street. Pick up a walking-tour map...

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8 Arthur St, Timaru Central, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

An artsy café in a historic Timaru cottage, the Arthur Street Kitchen brews terrific coffee and bakes seasonal goodies. Snag a table on the patio or peruse the ever-changing art exhibitions inside. Regular live-music events and a breakfast...

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152 Stafford St, Timaru Central, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

The Oxford is an elegant bistro with soaring ceilings inside a 1925 corner building. The seasonal menu features simple, high-quality food, presented beautifully and sourced locally when possible. The restaurant is open from morning coffee and...

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924 Seadown Rd, Temuka 7973, New Zealand

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...

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Washdyke, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

New Zealand isn't just for oenophiles—beer enthusiasts will find much to enjoy as well. The DB Breweries company makes many of the country's most beloved beers, such as Tui and Monteith's, and their Timaru location produces DB Draught,...