Our location places us within easy walking distance to some of the best Restaurant/Cafe Bars Timaru has to offer. Five minutes driving takes you to almost anywhere in Timaru.

Shopping is relaxed and there is something for everyone. The beach is right on our doorstep, and the giant family playground at Caroline Bay offers great entertainment and the Aigantighe Art Gallery is just up the road. There is a choice of two nearby wedding venues being Seven Oaks Reception and Sopheze On The Bay.

We are also close to the new Aquatic Centre and Northtown Shopping Centre is a short drive down the road.

Timaru is situated on the main coastal road between Christchurch and Dunedin. Our Motel Complex is situated:

  • 197km north of Dunedin
  • 164km south of Christchurch
  • 203km east of Aoraki/ Mt Cook
  • 330km north east of Queenstown
  • 104 km to Lake Tekapo
  • 84 km north of Oamaru
  • 12km from airport , Racecourse and Levels Raceway

Timaru Attractions

Timaru is a busy coastal South Island port and holiday resort and is the gateway to the mountains, lakes and rivers of the Central South Island. The town is known for its elegant Victorian and Edwardian buildings, made of volcanic bluestone.

Timaru's focal point is beautiful Caroline Bay. This well-equipped and safe swimming beach is bordered by a 20ha reserve which has children's playgrounds, gardens, tennis courts, an aviary, a skating rink and plenty of car parking.

Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre is now open and boasts a wide range of aquatic activities including a hydroslide, lazy river and toddler play area. The centre also offers gym facilities, beauty therapy services and a cafe. Every Christmas/New Year Timaru hosts the popular Caroline Bay summer carnival. The region's history can be explored at the South Canterbury Museum, Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre, or take a wander through the Aigantighe Art Gallery or Timaru's lovely Botanic Garden. Activities in the Timaru district include walking tracks, mountain biking, golfing and fishing. In winter there are several ski fields within reach - try heli-skiing or glacier skiing for something a bit different. The Washdyke Industrial Park, Phar Lap Racecourse and Levels International Motor Raceway are situated within 5 minutes drive on the north side of Timaru.