Far better than reputation may suggest, Timaru is a rather lovely, if slightly dilapidated, seaside town on the East Coast of the South Island. Caroline Bay is a beautiful spot, whether seen from the top of the hill, wandering across the boardwalk, or down on the beach.img_0226 img_0206 dsc_0572 dsc_0571 img_0216 dsc_0560 dsc_0566

The Sacred Heart Basilica is an unexpectedly grand sight on the skyline, as impressive on the inside as from outside.dsc_0519-sacred-heart-basilica dsc_0524 dsc_0528 dsc_0533

St Mary’s Church isn’t bad either.dsc_0550 dsc_0552

The South Canterbury Museum is undergoing some extensive changes atm but had a few sights of interest.dsc_0545-south-canterbury-museum dsc_0547

There are also some attractive if often run down heritage buildings around town, the gentrification Oamaru down the coast has gone through has to reach Timaru.dsc_0559

Author: jontycrane

2 thoughts on “Timaru

  1. Geez, somehow we get the impression there aren’t many people around…! And they build all of this….just wondering how busy it might have been at its height.

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