"TIMARU" Timaru by pepples46

Timaru Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 140 photos

Timaru lies some 160km south of Christchurch and around 200km north of Dunedin, from Christchurch it takes a good 2hour drive south...NZ has not the wide Motorways of America or Autobahn like Germany. actually, its not needed, its nice, one takes more time to see the lovely sights along the way of State-Highway 1...and... Welcome to Timaru

Maincenter of South Canterbury and the second importand Port for Lifestock shipping and Dairy Products. in 1880..., the first Steamer with Refrigiration compartends left Timaru's Port, to arrive with fozen but fresh Meat on the shores of Europe....the first time and it proved very succesful. opening the far away markets for New Zealands products.

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  • In a nutshell:famous NZ Legends where born in Timaru.
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  • Jan 28, 2007 at 1:11 AM

    Oamaru is my sanity!The pool there is great too.Great gallery and Victorian market,steam train,great dining,beaut park.Wish I could move from Timaru!

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    Nov 9, 2006 at 1:18 PM

    Lovely page and I would like to see that Penguin crossing sign :-)

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    May 31, 2006 at 3:55 AM

    Lamington with raspberries for me please - oh my, I could die for a box of raspberries :-)))) Wherever there are no more left - you can bet, Ingrid was there :-)) loool Oh, and I would like to see these blue penguins :-)

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    Apr 7, 2005 at 3:26 PM

    Too bad about the old Southerner - I love a good rail journey, especially in country like that!!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 4:11 AM

    The memorial is really funny ;-D

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2005 at 10:29 AM

    Nice little page! That penguin crossing sign is my absolute favourite!! War vor fast genau einem Jahr auf dieser Seite, aber die beiden neuen Fotos und Tips sind ja auch klasse! Warst du heute dort?

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    Mar 5, 2004 at 8:26 PM

    only managed to spend a few hours here in the town center.

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2003 at 1:37 AM

    very nice page, i was there last year, brings back memories, greetings Alphons...

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2003 at 1:31 PM

    Lovely page. I like it.

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2003 at 5:31 PM

    What a great looking place!

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