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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 322 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.

Anchor Motel
Anchor Motel
7.7 Good
42 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.4 km from city centre, Timaru 
GoodBased on 459 reviews
7.7

Anchor Motel Timaru is located in Timaru and is close to Roncalli College. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

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 421 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 452 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 1,383 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 356 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.

Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
8.7 Excellent
39 Elizabeth Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 2 reviews
8.7

Elizabeth Court Bed and Breakfast is located on South Island and offers 3.5-star accommodation in addition to a free shuttle service. The numerous facilities this cosy bed & breakfast has to offer include meeting rooms, a concierge and a tour desk.

Homestead Lodge Motel
Homestead Lodge Motel
7.6 Good
28 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Timaru 
GoodBased on 292 reviews
7.6

This comfortable motel in Timaru offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as laundry facilities and room service. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

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 339 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.

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Cheapest month:November
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Average price in Timaru:$94/night
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$63 - $153
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$61 - $134
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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.

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  • What are the best hotels in Timaru?

    The Grosvenor, rated with a score of 7.5 from 1,383 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Timaru. Other top stays include The Ocean Breeze Suites, with an average rating of 8.1 from 529 reviewers, and The Sanctuary Beach Side, with a score of 8.4 from 612 reviewers.