Southern Destinations: November 07, 2019




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LoCaL Heritage

Explore the wonderful world of

local heritage at South Canterbury

Museum, Timaru. From fossils to

fashions there are hundreds of

things to see. Discover local wildlife

and geology, learn about the

region’s Maori heritage, the arrival of

European settlers, social history and

everyday life from the last 150 years.

Along with its permanent displays,

the Museum features a special

exhibition to mark the centenary of

the end of the First World War, and

its impact on local lives. This runs

through until February 2019,

In the galleries there are puzzles and

other activities for children, while the

Museum’s research area provides

a huge selection of documentary

sources for digging deeper. Local

heritage films can be viewed at the

Museum and souvenirs, gifts and

local history books are available for

purchase in the Museum shop.

South Canterbury Museum is

located on Perth Street, downtown

Timaru. Hours are Tuesday-Friday

10am – 4:30pm, weekends and most

public holidays 1-4pm. Closed 25,

26 December and 1 January. Free

admission, donations encouraged.

Circa 1918 Portrait of Four

Timaru Boys.


Imagine staying in a location within

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

popular Caroline Bay attractions.

Offering facilities and amenities that

are clean, modern and affordable

and surroundings that are sheltered

and safe for all the family, holiday

accommodation comprises motels,

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 problem free.

SHoP UntiL yoUr

HeartS Content

at HoPkinSon’S

Hopkinson’s - South Canterbury’s

leading homewares store and home

of the famous Hopkinson’s Furniture

Reviver. Situated on State Highway 1

just North of Timaru.

Walk through the door to a warm

welcome and be pleasantly

surprised by the vast array of

giftware and furniture. Their

awesome team are there to help you.

Complimentary gift wrapping - layby

and gift vouchers available

Also well known for their quality

basket ware available in logs-trayspets

and more.

Shop their huge selection of Sam

Toft Prints online or instore where

they carry up to 150 prints at any one


While in store take time out and relax

in Café Pharlap – offering morning

and afternoon teas and light lunches.

Hopkinson’s look forward to seeing

you in store.

Hopkinson’s Timaru



From fossils to fashions, there

are hundreds of fascinating

things to see. Discover the

heritage of South Canterbury


Perth Street, downtown Timaru

251 Hilton Highway, Timaru | 03 688 7662 |

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