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Timaru is the largest city in south of the region Canterbury. It is situated on the South Island of New Zealand , about 80 km north of Oamaru . Timaru lies in the Canterbury Plains. Te Maru means "shelter", and Timaru used to be a shelter for the Maori canoes sailing along the coast. From 1838, Timaru has been a whaling station. As far as the city's monuments are concerned, we can mention for example the Sacred Heart Basilica - probably the most beautiful building of Timaru. It was built according to the project of the architect Francis William Petre in 1910 - 1911. The basilica has massive white pillars, stained glass windows and beautiful interiors. Other interesting monuments of Timaru are: the St Mary's Anglican Church from the 19th century or the Aigantighe from the early 20th century. The 19th century Timaru Botanic Gardens are also worth seeing. Timaru offers beautiful beaches with fine sand, especially in the Caroline Bay.

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GPS: -44.4, 171.25
Altitude: 19 m
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Last update: 2012-10-22 03:49:35

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: seaside stays, mild climate
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: chilly in winter
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Suitable for: shopping, history, nightlife, active vacation, carnivals, health tourism, sport tourism
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Why to go there?: old&new architecture

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