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Timaru, New Zealand
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Baywatch Motor Lodge
Baywatch Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent
7 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 413 reviews
8.1

Baywatch Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also minutes from Timaru's well-known attractions and landmarks.

The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.5 Good
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Timaru 
GoodBased on 1,347 reviews
7.5

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 358 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
9.1 Excellent
10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 332 reviews
9.1

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.

Ashbury Park Motel
Ashbury Park Motel
8.2 Excellent
131 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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2.1 km from city centre, Timaru 
ExcellentBased on 208 reviews
8.2

Ashbury Park Motel is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It offers comfortable rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Timaru:$95/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$48/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$73 - $146
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$58 - $101
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The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.5 Good
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Timaru 

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

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The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.5 Good
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre,  

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

$96
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Baywatch Motor Lodge
Baywatch Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent
7 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Baywatch Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also minutes from Timaru's well-known attractions and landmarks.

$130
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Ashbury Park Motel
Ashbury Park Motel
8.2 Excellent
131 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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2.1 km from city centre,  

Ashbury Park Motel is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It offers comfortable rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

$136
Avg. per night
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
9.1 Excellent
10 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.0 km 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.

$165
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Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
8 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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1.1 km 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.

$169
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Hotel prices in Timaru

2 stars or below

$165 - $169

Harbour View Motel

No. 1 most popular

Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
$169
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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

Best value

$165
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4 stars and up

$130 - $136

Ashbury Park Motel

No. 1 most popular

Ashbury Park Motel
8.2 Excellent
$136
Avg. per night
Baywatch Motor Lodge

Best value

$130
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Timaru

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?

    1,347 reviews rated The Grosvenor with an average score of 7.5/10. It may also be worth looking into the Baywatch Motor Lodge, which received a rating of 8.1/10 from 413 reviews. Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park could also be a good option, with a score of 8.9/10 from 794 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Timaru cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Timaru have been around $139 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Timaru?

    $69/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Timaru by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Timaru tonight?

    A hotel in Timaru tonight has an average price of $140, but some deals have been found for as low as $71 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Timaru are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Timaru hotel for tonight has been $77.