Timaru, in Canterbury, is a city that about 28,000 people call home.
The national capital Wellington is located 280 miles (451 kilometers) northeast of Timaru, while Christchurch is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the northeast.
To get a taste of the beer culture in Timaru, arrange a tour of the DB Brewery. Join a tour to learn more about the brewing process, then enjoy a few glasses afterwards in the place where it was made.
Those with an interest in horticulture will enjoy Botanical Gardens, an important area of horticultural conservation in Timaru. Allow plenty of time to discover the wide range of flora in the garden.
Discover a different world in Timaru by spending a few hours at the South Canterbury Museum. Admire the building and grounds, view the exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to discover some of the smaller museums in town.