Timaru of around 27,000 is centrally situated on New Zealand’s South Island East Coast offering a stopover to all other interesting attractions like Mount Cook, Queenstown, Dunedin and most others. We are just over 150 years old and our heritage can be discovered by exploring our unique town.
You won’t be disappointed with our region and what it has to offer:
Caroline Bay with its board walkways, volley ball, skateboard park, aviary etc has a two week summer carnival and safe swimming beach. Try your skills, view the free outside concert, it is all there.
Surfing – even the local lads experience the little surf when they can.
Cultural arts including art gallery (bequeathed homestead) with much appreciated Goldie’s and
Early settler art gifts. Also Maori Rock drawing sites and our relatively new explanative centre.
Art galleries to peruse or to purchase as well
Drama/musical shows from our locals and travelling artists, view the Theatre Royal.
Museum featuring many aspects of our early European entry to New Zealand, little beginnings the immigrants started out with. Guests seem really interested in our heritage.
Edwardian fronted specialised shops with quality products including our merino/possum garments.
Eating place of your choice, cafes, ale houses, restaurants, pub meals – it is all there
Timaru Port of close proximity with our exports, lamb, timber all products from the area
Snow sports, ski and snow boarding fields, six 2-3 hours away, even skating and snow tobogganing.
Scenery – changes just in short distances, undulating farmlands to high country stations
Mt Cook can be viewed from Blueberry Cottage B&B and various places throughout Timaru.
Walkways are numerous and being a beachfront setting some are often commented on from Blueberry Cottage guests. A mother whale and her calf have been seen from Blueberry Cottage and Orcas occasionally too. Botanic Gardens and our Scenic Reserve offer walks or bike rides for all
We love living here, with the spectacular Ocean to Alps sensational views, central situation, sport activities, good food, craft products and much more
Blueberry Cottage they tell us is one of Timaru’s best kept secrets but like Timaru is being visited by more and more people from all around the world.
You won’t be disappointed with our city!!!
This post is from Barbara & Rodger Baird of Blueberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast Homestay, Timaru.