Timaru is a small city on the South Island of New Zealand, on the east coast at Caroline Bay. It is a seaport and the second largest city in the Canterbury region, located about halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin. Caroline Bay has a popular sheltered beach and recreation area.
Timaru is on State Highway 1, 157 kilometres, or a two hour drive, south of Christchurch. Coach services operate from Picton, Christchurch and Dunedin.
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