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Southern Destinations: March 22, 2018

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4 | southern holiday destinations timaru | MarCh 2018 panorama motor lodge Ideally located for guests to enjoy Timaru’s attractions, Panorama Motor Lodge is opposite Caroline Bay and just metres from the start of the shopping precinct. There are also three restaurants in the same block for those who prefer to “eat out” Panorama Motor Lodge comprises 21 units in total including 9 apartments and detached independent units and a variety of studio, one bedroom or two bedroom accommodation. All units are self catering and one unit is specifically designed with facilities for the disabled. Comprehensive on site guest facilities and services make the property ideal for both leisure or business travellers and include; breakfast service, sauna and spa pool, off-street parking, a guest laundry, cot and highchair, video, fax, wireless internet and a small meeting unit. Panorama Motor Lodge offers value for money with excellent standards of comfort and friendly helpful service. premier accommodation in timaru soutH canterbury museum - WonderFul local Heritage Explore the wonderful world of local heritage at South Canterbury Museum in Timaru. From fossils to fashions, there are hundreds of things to see. Discover wildlife and geology, learn about local Maori history, the arrival of European settlers, social history and everyday life during the last 150 years. Changing exhibitions include “Hell Let Loose” a World War 1 centenary show running until February 2018, followed by a 1970’s local music exhibition from late February. There are puzzles, dress-ups and mystery quizzes for children, while the Museum’s research area provides a huge selection of documentary resources for digging deeper. Local heritage films can be viewed in the Heritage Theatre, while souvenirs, gifts and local history books or DVDs are available for purchase in the museum shop. South Canterbury Museum is open Tuesday to Friday 10am-4.30pm and weekends and public holidays from 1pm-4.30pm. Overlooking Caroline Bay, Private Patios and Alpine or Sea Views, air cond. Variety of rooms ranging from studios to fully self contained apartments and 4 bedroom house. Sam & Kerrie Langton 50-52 The Bay Hill, Timaru Ph: 03 688 0097 Email: lets-stay@panorama.net.nz www.panorama.net.nz Situated in Parkside, close to the Botanic Gardens and Timaru Hospital, Aspen on King offers an impressive range of self-catering units including a 3 bedroom apartment, 6 two bedroom family units and 10 luxury one bedroom spa units. All units are fully airconditioned, providing heat in winter and coolness in summer. Individual modems in each room provide uninterrupted and limitless free Wi-fi; five Sky channels, access to free guest laundry and quality comfort at an affordable price. Caroline Bay is just 5 minutes away, where the outstanding restaurants offer convenient charge-back to your room. A courtesy shuttle is available into town for those who require it. For further information and reservations contact your hosts, Terry and Karen Wright on 0800 822 344 or visit www.aspenonking.co.nz Imagine staying in a location with easy proximity to the central city combined with the space, seclusion and peace that is usually associated with the countryside. The Top 10 Holiday Park in Timaru offers exactly that and is within walking distance of Timaru’s shops, restaurants and Offering facilities and amenities that are clean, modern and affordable and surroundings that are sheltered and safe for all the family, holiday units, cabins and sites for caravans and camping. The Top 10 Holiday Park in Timaru is open year-round and hosts Alison and Gordon Collister aim to ensure your holiday is enjoyable and top 10 in timaru popular Caroline Bay attractions. accommodation comprises motels, problem free. Explore Nature History From fossils to fashions, there are hundreds of fascinating things to see. Discover the heritage of South Canterbury Culture Perth Street, downtown Timaru museum.timaru.govt.nz www.facebook.com/SCMuseum • Fantastic quiet position • Quarter acre lawn with giant chess set • 12ft Trampoline and Swing & Slide Set • Parking for buses, trailers, etc • Including a three bedroom apartment, 6x two bedroom family units and 10x luxury one bedroom spa units. • Free DVD library • Free wifi, five sky channels • Corporate facilities with broadband work stations • Your Hosts Karen & Terry Wright 51 King Street, Timaru // Tel/Fax: 688 3054 // FREEPHONE 0800 822 344. Email: stay@aspenonking.co.nz // www.aspenonking.co.nz

MARCH 2018 | timaru soutHeRn HolidAy destinAtions | 5 tHe timaru seWing centre The Timaru Sewing Centre is conveniently located on the town’s main street and is a “one stop” sewing centre and fabric shop which stocks comprehensive supplies for dressmaking, patchwork, knitting and other crafts. Free sewing machine demonstrations are given and machine sales well supported. It is really important to the owner and staff that customers are getting the most from their machines. The new spacious store makes for relaxed shopping and easy access. There are also 5 reserved carparks at the back of the shop. The experienced staff are dedicated to “inspiring creativity” through sewing Visit the Bike Barn and you will find one of New Zealand’s best bike retailers. Offering an impressive selection of leading cycle brands as well as a comprehensive range of parts and bike accessories, The Bike Barn in Timaru is the best place to buy, fit or service your bike locally. Getting the bike which is the right fit for you, is of the highest importance to the staff at the Bike Barn. They can work with any budget and have such a wide range of bikes available that the whole family can be readily fitted with tHe bike barn and craft classes and the excellent advice they can give customers on all their products. Timaru Sewing Centre at 158 Stafford Street is open Monday-Thursday 8am-5.30-pm, Friday from 8am-6.30pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm. Enquiries are welcomed and visitors to Timaru can enjoy the convenience of shopping in the store or shopping on line by visiting www. timarusewing.co.nz Additional products will be continuously added to the website. If you cannot find what you are looking for please email or phone and further information or samples of fabric can be forwarded to you. new bikes. For the ongoing maintenance of your bike, the Bike Barn’s workshop mechanics will help ensure your bike is in the best possible shape to make your ride as safe as possible whether it is on the road, in a race or on many of the popular bike trails throughout the region. Take advantage of the Bike Barn’s product range, appealing prices and cycling know-how and visit the premises at 57 Sophia St Timaru, open 7 days. superb Quality and variety at kidstuFF This iconic Timaru store caters for all baby and children’s needs both in store and on-line. With a huge range of toys, clothes, furniture and accessories for children of all ages as well as mumsto-be, Kidstuff has established itself as one of the best one-stop children’s shops in New Zealand. The range of products includes quality toys, crafts, books, games, gifts, lights, alarms, clocks and clothes. In addition to an excellent selection of educational and international collectable toys, some brands are unique to New Zealand and the South Island. You can shop online from the comfort of home, but if you are visiting Timaru, you and your child will be delighted with a “stop and shop” at Kidstuff located at 170 Stafford St Timaru. For further information and inspiration phone 03 688 5152 or visit www. kidstuff.net.nz • Dress Fabrics • Knitting Yarns • Patchwork Fabrics • Sewing Machines • Craft Visit us for all your sewing needs and helpful advice... 158 Stafford Street, Timaru | Ph/Fax 03 688 6764 Email: timaru.sewing@xtra.co.nz www.timarusewing.co.nz ALL CYCLING NEEDS YOUR HOLIDAY TIMARU’S BIGGEST RANGE OF BIKES 170 Stratford Street, Timaru Ph. 03 688 5152 Hopkinson’s Timaru For quality Furniture and Giftware Furniture, Giftware, Baskets, Kitchenware, Prints, Gift Wrapping, Gift Vouchers and more! FULL WORKSHOP TIMARU 57 Sophia Street, opposite the library Ph. 03 684 8900 > OPEN 7 DAYS 251 Hilton Highway, Timaru | 03 688 7662 | www.hopkinsons.co.nz