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has its own beach, and there are other beautiful beaches within thirty minutes
of the town. A harbour cruise to view Hectors dolphins, blue penguins, yellow-eyed
penguins, fur seals and cormorants.
has a total of six museums, including vintage railway, aviation and car
museums. Local craft galleries are definitely worth a look.
a romantic ride on the Avon River in a punt. Explore historic churches and
buildings, museums, galleries, parks and gardens.
or mountain bike along the many forest trails. Enjoy the hot pools at the
are many things to do in Kaikoura including horse trekking, skiing Mount
Lyford, bird watching and cave tours. Kaikoura also holds an annual Sea-fest
which is becoming known as one of the premier festivals in New Zealand.
vibrant social scene is provided by the restaurants and cafés that
link the beach to the main shopping area. Caroline Bay is Timaru's main
attraction. It has a safe swimming beach, a maze, mini-golf, a landscaped
piazza and walks.