Taumatakahu Stream and Temuka Domain Walk

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Taumatakahu Stream

This is a short 10 minute walk one way from the corner of Wilkin St and Princes St to where the stream meets Shaw St. The track itself is along the Taumatakahu Stream, as it meanders through the Taumatakahu Reserve.

It is an easy walk that allows you to take in the vegetation of the area, as well as a variety of ducks along the way.

The track continues past the Reserve across Gammack Street and, further, past Maude St.

Though the walk is officially from Wilkin St to Shaw St, it is possible to start and stop the walk at several different points. 


Temuka Domain

Enter Temuka Domain from the entrance across the Police Station. Follow the road towards and then past the swimming pool. Turn right in front of the Temuka Holiday Park, following the signs for walking tracks.

Follow the track as it makes its way next to the gold course. When you reach the Y-intersection, head left to cut through the golf course and circle back towards Domain Ave.

Walk along Domain Ave under tall gum trees to return to your starting point.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Timaru, South Island, New Zealand
        • Time needed: 1 hour walk
        • Distance: 3-4 km
        • Difficulty: Easy
        • Bikes allowed: Yes
        • Route: One way and Loop
        • Elevation: Unknown
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: There are toilets at the Temuka Domain playground and around Temuka.
        • Dogs: Yes, on a leash. However, they are not allowed in the Domain.
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
        • Last Updated: June, 2020
  • Track Highlights

    These easy walks explore the natural spaces of Temuka.

  • Track Quality

    These walks are through street roads, dirt roads and through parks.

  • Hazards


  • Transport

    There is a bus from Timaru to Temuka.

  • Water

    Drinking water is available in Temuka, though it is unknown whether any can be found on these walks.

  • Driving Instructions

    Head north on SH1 from Timaru. Drive 17 km to Temuka. 

    Taumatakahu Stream walk starts at the corner of Princes St and Wilkin St, the entrance to the Taumatakahu Reserve.

    Temuka Domain walk starts where Domain Ave meets the railway station, across the street from the Police Station.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    There are shops and restaurants in Temuka.

  • Area & Track History

    A short drive from Timaru, Temuka developed as a secondary industrial centre. Temuka is known for having  one of New Zealand’s best preserved early 20th-century main streets. Temuka also has some notable older architecture.

  • Camping & huts on or near the walk

    Yes, there is a Holiday Park at Temuka Domain.

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