Timaru Tourism

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Timaru (English pronunciation: /ˈtɪməˌruː/; Māori: Te Tihi-o-Maru) is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. The Timaru urban area is home to 28,500 people, and is the second largest city in the Canterbury Region, after Christchurch. The city is the seat of the Timaru District, which includes the surrounding rural area and the towns of Geraldine, New Zealand, Pleasant Point and Temuka, which combined has a total population of 46,300. Caroline Bay beach is a popular recreational area located close to Timaru's city centre, just to the north of the substantial port facilities. Beyond Caroline Bay, the industrial suburb of Washdyke is at a major junction with State Highway 8, the main route into the Mackenzie Country. This provides a road link to Fairlie, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Aoraki / Mount Cook and Queenstown. Timaru has been built on rolling hills created from the lava flows of the extinct Mt Horrible volcano, which last erupted many thousands of years ago. The result is that most of the main streets are undulating, a clear contrast with the flat landscape of the Canterbury Plains to the north. This volcanic rock is used for the construction of local "bluestone" buildings.

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Planning a vacation to Timaru in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Tranzalpine Ride, International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Museum. Also, to reach Timaru, you'll have to take a flight to Christchurch; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Timaru*

  • Pollution Statistics in Timaru

    Know the pollution level of Timaru before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Living in Timaru - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 68.97 (High)
    • Health Care Index 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Timaru

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Timaru

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.49 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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