Timaru Walking & Hiking Guide

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Here’s our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Timaru

Timaru area is centrally located on the East Coast of the South Island, New Zealand. You’ll find excellent walks and hiking in Timaru plus Pleasant Point. Quite a few of these walks you can also bike. The South Beach Coastal Track walk follows the edge of the bay with stunning views of Caroline Bay and the Port of Timaru.



List of all walks in Timaru

Family on the boardwalk in Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Caroline Bay Walk

Unknown km • 45 minutes • Medium

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Seat in Centennial Park, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Centennial Park

3.5 km • 1.5 hours • Medium

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Free Central Timaru Historic Walk - South Island - New Zealand - View Roman catholic basilica of Sacred Heart Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Central Timaru Historic Walk

2 km • 30 minutes • Easy

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Macrocarpa tree on the Claremont Bush walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Claremont Bush Walk

3 km • 30 minutes • Medium

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Rock formations on the Dashing Rocks Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Dashing Rocks Walk

4 km • 1 hour • Medium

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Opihi Walkway with views over the Opihi river near Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Opihi Walkway

11 km • 3 hours • Medium

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Cute Fantail bird on the Otipua Creek Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Otipua Creek Walk

2 km • 30 minutes • Easy

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Tussock on the Otipua Wetlands Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Otipua Wetlands Walk

4 km • 1 hour • Medium

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Limestone rocks on the Pareora River Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Pareora River Walk

Unknown km • 1.3 hours • Medium

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Large fir trees on the Pleasant Point Stream and Domain Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Pleasant Point Stream and Domain Walk

4 km • 1 hour • Easy

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Native plantings on the Saltwater Creek Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Saltwater Creek Walk

3 km • 40 minutes • Easy

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Man statue on the South Beach Coastal Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

South Beach Coastal Walk

1.7 km • 20 minutes • Easy

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A beautiful Tui on the Taumatakahu Stream and Temuka Domain Walk, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Taumatakahu Stream and Temuka Domain Walk

4 km • 1 hour • Easy

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Timaru Botanic Gardens - South Island - Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Timaru Botanic Gardens Walking Tracks

2.5 km • 30 minutes • Medium

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A New Zealand penguin spotted on the Tuhawaiki (Jack’s ) Point, Timaru, New Zealand Freewalks.nz Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Tuhawaiki (Jack’s ) Point Walk

5 km • 1 hour • Easy

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