Situated on the Pacific coast of New Zealand’s Canterbury region, the port city of Timaru is located 157 kilometres southwest of Christchurch. To find the lowest rates available on car rental in the area, compare and secure your vehicle with VroomVroomVroom.
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We compare rates from this local depot for rental cars right out of Timaru:
|8 King Street, Timaru 7910 |
8:00am - 5:30pm weekdays.
9:00am - 5:00pm weekends.
Yes, though you’re likely to be charged a one-way fee by our car rental partner. If you require a one-way rental, we can include this fee in the rates we compare for you.
It’ll take about two hours and fifteen minutes via State Highway 1 to drive your rental car from Christchurch to Timaru.
It’ll take about ten minutes to drive your rental car from Timaru Airport to town via Hilton Highway.
Timaru is one of the largest ports in New Zealand, and is a handy resting point on a South Island driving tour, being half way between Christchurch and Dunedin. Drive your rental car around the city that has the stunning Southern Alps as a back drop . Book a rental car in this area to explore Caroline Bay, one of the South Island's most popular beaches. Over the Christmas and New Year period, there is a summer carnival in the bay with games, fun-fair rides and concerts. The scale and distances between attractions in Timaru makes a rental car the ideal way to get around.
Timaru is just an hour's driving time to the white stone town on Oamaru, over the border into Otago, another must do on any coastal drive of the East Coast of the South Island. Check out the little penguin colony, or the innovation of Steampunk HQ, on your way through.
Things To Do
The Aigantighe Gallery