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Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.7 mi from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 344 reviews
8.9

Harbour View Motel Timaru is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
9.0 Excellent
10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.6 mi from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 308 reviews
9.0

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge is located on South Island and provides 4.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Timaru:£50/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£26/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
£40 - £79
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£32 - £66
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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
9.0 Excellent
10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge is located on South Island and provides 4.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

£84
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Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

Harbour View Motel Timaru is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

£88
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Hotel prices in Timaru

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Harbour View Motel
No. 1 most popular

Harbour View Motel

8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand

8.9. Excellent
£88

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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
No. 2 most popular

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand

9.0. Excellent
£84

Avg. per night

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About Timaru

Known for its beachside attractions in Caroline Bay, Timaru boasts Victorian and Edwardian buildings that house a popular art gallery and museum with moa-hunter artifacts. Learn about local Maori traditions and rock art at a cultural center or explore pleasant walking paths through a beautiful botanic garden.

Things to do

Start your exploration of Timaru at Caroline Bay, where outdoor enthusiasts can relax at the sandy beach or stroll along the Caroline Bay Boardwalk, which winds around the sand dunes. Listen to live music concerts on the beach in summer or kick back at one of the restaurants and cafes between the beach and main shopping zone.

Learn more about the nature, history and native people of the region at South Canterbury Museum. Browse exhibits highlighting local wildlife and preserved fossils, then visit the Takata Whenua exhibition and Heritage Theatre to see how Maori communities existed and watch short films about local folklore.

For a closer look at Timaru’s diverse foliage, head to Timaru Botanic Gardens. Wander through trails past shady trees and herb gardens, then stop to feed ducks at picturesque ponds or inhale the pleasant scent of the rose garden.

Considered the hub of art culture in South Canterbury, the Aigantighe Art Gallery is housed in a 100-year-old home. Admire British Victorian paintings and pieces from local artists, then step outside to see the beautiful sculpture garden. Art enthusiasts can also make the trek to Timaru’s Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre to hear tribal stories from local Maori guides.

Getting around

You can fly into Christchurch International Airport, then take a bus or pick up a rental car and drive the 160 kilometers to Timaru. In town, the main mode of transportation is car, but it’s possible to get around the city centre on foot.

Timaru travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Timaru?

    The Grosvenor, rated with a score of 7.5 from 1,288 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Timaru. Other top stays include Harbour View Motel, with an average rating of 8.9 from 344 reviewers, and Baywatch Motor Lodge, with a score of 8.0 from 378 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Timaru cost?

    Timaru hotels have an average price of £70/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Timaru?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Timaru starting from £29 per night in the last 3 days.