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Timaru Travel Guide

Relax, take a load off and let the knowledgeable team at Orbitz help you craft an incredible Timaru trip. If you're hoping to combine your flight and hotel bookings to save money and stress, you've come to the right place! If you combine your bookings, you could save up to $369^! Simply take your pick of airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences. With 500 partner airlines to pick from, you'll be up, up and away in no time! And if you don't know where to stay, we've got an extensive database of more than 500,000 international hotel options.

Where is Timaru?

Plane tickets? Check. Bags all packed? Yep. Wait... where are we going again? Before you jump in the airport bus, it'll be handy to know where Timaru is. It's situated in Canterbury, 40 miles from Ashburton. Traveling is about meeting people, so why not make friends with a few of the 28,000 locals who reside in this part of Canterbury?

Places to Visit in Timaru

Relax among interesting plants and birdlife in a peaceful environment at Botanical Gardens. Want some more options? South Canterbury Museum has an intriguing range of historical displays, allowing visitors to discover the people and stories that formed this area. But wait, that's not all! DB Brewery conducts tours that you will find both educational and refreshing.

Car Rentals in Timaru

Few things are as fun as exploring a new destination with your own vehicle. If you're searching for car rentals in Timaru, Orbitz is here to help. Regrettably, there are no car rental companies close to Richard Pearse Airport, so you'll have to put other plans in place if you're flying in. Hertz is positioned in the heart of the city at 62 Theodosia Street. This makes it a handy option for those staying central.

Where to stay in Timaru – Hotel Accommodation

With no more than 15 hotels in Timaru, you'll need to book soon! Orbitz has everything you need to secure a suitable room. Have a look at the brilliant amenities and services at the Baywatch Motor Lodge and Avenue Motor Lodge.

Nearest Airports to Timaru

Last minute getaways can be thrilling, but it's still a good idea to know a bit about where you're going. The closest airport to Timaru is Richard Pearse Airport (TIU), 5 miles north of the center of town.

Popular Places to Visit Near Timaru

If you've got a spare day and you're happy to travel 18 miles, visit Orari. This happening destination has loads of things to see and do. Begin diving into the story of the region at Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve. If you're keen to find out more, head to the Geraldine Historical Society Museum and the Vintage Car & Machinery Museum too. Situated 30 miles away, Waimate is one more favored destination. While you're here, make time to check out St Patrick's Catholic Church, Seddon Square and the Waimate Historical Museum.

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Taken out your passport, booked your adventure but now can't go? Don't get too anxious — we make canceling your plans a piece of cake by not requesting a fee.^ Act promptly and your hotel and airline might do the same!

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