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Timaru, New Zealand
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Comfort Hotel Benvenue
Comfort Hotel Benvenue
7.6 Good
16 - 22 SH1 (Evans Street), Timaru, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Timaru 
GoodBased on 323 reviews
7.6

Comfort Hotel Benvenue is set on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as an indoor pool. It is also minutes from Timaru's popular tourist attractions.

Parklands Motor Lodge
Parklands Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent
65-67 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.8 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 277 reviews
8.4

Parklands Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Timaru. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Aaron Court Motel
Aaron Court Motel
7.3 Good
27 Evans St Maori Hill, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.3 km from city centre, Timaru 
GoodBased on 434 reviews
7.3

Aaron Court Motel Timaru is situated in Timaru and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also offers wireless internet, a designated smoking area and room service.

Baywatch Motor Lodge
Baywatch Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent
7 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 402 reviews
8.1

Baywatch Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also minutes from Timaru's well-known attractions and landmarks.

Blue Dolphin Motel
Blue Dolphin Motel
7.8 Good
40 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.4 km from city centre, Timaru 
GoodBased on 446 reviews
7.8

Blue Dolphin Motel is situated on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.5 Good
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Timaru 
GoodBased on 1,337 reviews
7.5

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 355 reviews
8.9

Harbour View Motel Timaru is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
9.0 Excellent
10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 320 reviews
9.0

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.

The Sanctuary Beach Side
The Sanctuary Beach Side
8.4 Excellent
5 Campbell Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 623 reviews
8.4

The Sanctuary Beach Side is situated in Timaru and features free wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

The Ocean Breeze Suites
The Ocean Breeze Suites
8.0 Excellent
44 Beverley Road, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 547 reviews
8.0

The Ocean Breeze Suites is located in Timaru and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

Tips for booking a Timaru hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Timaru:$91/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$49/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$61 - $148
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$59 - $130
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The Sanctuary Beach Side
The Sanctuary Beach Side
8.4 Excellent
5 Campbell Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre,  

The Sanctuary Beach Side is situated in Timaru and features free wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

$61
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The Ocean Breeze Suites
The Ocean Breeze Suites
8.0 Excellent
44 Beverley Road, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre,  

The Ocean Breeze Suites is located in Timaru and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

$68
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The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.5 Good
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre,  

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

$103
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Aaron Court Motel
Aaron Court Motel
7.3 Good
27 Evans St Maori Hill, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.3 km from city centre,  

Aaron Court Motel Timaru is situated in Timaru and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also offers wireless internet, a designated smoking area and room service.

$116
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Parklands Motor Lodge
Parklands Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent
65-67 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.8 km from city centre,  

Parklands Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Timaru. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

$120
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Blue Dolphin Motel
Blue Dolphin Motel
7.8 Good
40 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Blue Dolphin Motel is situated on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$121
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Comfort Hotel Benvenue
Comfort Hotel Benvenue
7.6 Good
16 - 22 SH1 (Evans Street), Timaru, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Comfort Hotel Benvenue is set on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as an indoor pool. It is also minutes from Timaru's popular tourist attractions.

$125
Avg. per night
Baywatch Motor Lodge
Baywatch Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent
7 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Baywatch Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also minutes from Timaru's well-known attractions and landmarks.

$139
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Hotel prices in Timaru

2 stars or below

$64 - $172

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

No. 1 most popular

$163
Avg. per night
Harbour View Motel

No. 2 most popular

Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
$172
Avg. per night
Anchor Motel

Best value

Anchor Motel
7.7 Good
$64
Avg. per night
3 stars

$61 - $125

The Grosvenor

No. 1 most popular

$103
Avg. per night
The Ocean Breeze Suites

No. 2 most popular

$68
Avg. per night
The Sanctuary Beach Side

Best value

$61
Avg. per night

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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

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

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.

Timaru travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Timaru?

    The Grosvenor, rated with a score of 7.5 from 1,337 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Timaru. Other top stays include The Ocean Breeze Suites, with an average rating of 8.0 from 547 reviewers, and Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park, with a score of 8.9 from 790 reviewers.

  • How much is a hotel in Timaru tonight?

    A hotel in Timaru tonight can start as low as $78 for the night, with an average cost of $167, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Timaru tonight, prices start from $79.