Hotels in Timaru, New Zealand

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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
8.8 Excellent
10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 303 reviews

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
8.7 Excellent
8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Timaru, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 316 reviews

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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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Timaru:$84/night
Cheapest price found:$38/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Monday
$41 - $121
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$59 - $100
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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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 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?

    791 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 7.2/10 from 1,048 reviews. The Sanctuary Beach Side and Spa could also be a good option, with a score of 8.1/10 from 532 reviews.