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.
The Sacred Heart Basilica is an unexpectedly grand sight on the skyline, as impressive on the inside as from outside.
St Mary’s Church isn’t bad either.
The South Canterbury Museum is undergoing some extensive changes atm but had a few sights of interest.
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.
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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.