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Timaru is a city of colour and heritage. Home to the striking piazza, with stunning views stretching from the popular safe Caroline Bay across to the snow-clad mountains, the city is host to numerous café-bars and restaurants.
 Get around
With crowd you find at BarX (solid folk).
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The wonderous Caroline Bay - the Jewel of Mid-South Canterbury. See also the magnificent cranes which play a pivotal role in wealth generation for the region. Marvel at the glorious array of artistic contributions to the city: the Ferocious "Face of Peace", and the "malconstructed tubular bunk of Joy" which reside below the Piazza, and in front of the earthquake-proof Council offices, respectively.
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Timaru has many new things to do, including CBay,
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 Get out
South to Waimate, Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin, the Catlins and ultimately Invercargill, Bluff and Stewart Island. Go inland to Geraldine, Mt Cook, the Southern Lakes (Tekapo, Pukaki, Wanaka and Wakatipu) then down to the adventure capital of the South Island, Queenstown. Head north to Christchurch, Waipara wine region, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, then Blenheim before you need to head across Cook Strait to the North Island.
Geraldine, a beautiful village on the inland scenic route with a thriving arts and culture community nestled at the foot of soft rolling hills and bisected by the tranquil Waihi River. The pretty main street with its venerable trees, gardens and historic buildings is always bustling with visitors and locals alike.
Peel Forest, a short distance from Geraldine is a small, sparsely inhabited settlement village that is an oasis of beauty and tranquility set amid the dense virgin native forest. A popular recreational area offering many outdoor activities.
Pleasant Point, an ideal place to explore maori rock art, sample the tastes of the award winning Opihi vineyard, or experience the towns’s museum and railway with its fully restored steam locomotives with the world’s only Ford Model T railcar.
Temuka is a small town blessed with several rivers, walkways and an extensive collection of trees creating a green and tranquil haven for campers, sportspeople, travelers and locals.