Local Activities

On this page you can find links to activities and things to do while visiting, working or living in Timaru, South Canterbury.

Don’t forget that as the central hub of New Zealand’s South Island you are within close driving distance to Queenstown and Wanaka in Central Otago, the adventure capital of the world. You are also only two hours away from the South Island’s major cities and international airports in Christchurch and Dunedin.

South Canterbury itself has a huge playground with numerous lakes for fishing, yachting, power boating and other aquatic activities while Mt Cook (or Mt Aoraki) is the highest mountain in NZ and throughout the region there are hunting opportunities, hiking, cycle trails, mountainbiking tracks, a large number of sporting clubs and facilities and much more.


South Island of New Zealand map