Heres what happening this summer!

26/12/2018

December

Dec 26th - Caroline Bay Carnival (till Sunday 6th and then again 11/12/13 January)

Dec 28th (Friday) - South Canterbury Racing Club - big day out at The Phar Lap Raceway - first race 12.55 and all children’s activities are free

Take the family swimming at one of the 3 indoor complexes in Oamaru, Timaru and Ashburton or the many outdoor pools around the region….Timaru, Geraldine, Temuka & Pleasant Point

January

Jan 5th (Sat) - Twilight Family Fun Day with the Timaru Harness Racing Club - first race 2pm at The Phar Lap Raceway

Jan 12th (Sat) & Jan 13th (Sun) - 2nd round of the NZ Superbike Championship at Levels Raceway with action from 9am both days

Jan 13th (Sun) - Take A Kid Fishing Day at Port of Timaru 10am - 1pm

Things To Do

Go visit the Oamaru Penguin Colony on Waterfront Road, go for a walk through the Victorian Heritage Precinct and stop in at Steampunk HQ and let the kids have a run around the Friendly Bay playground.  Try some of the best cheese in the land at the Whitestone Cheese factory.

Grab your bikes and take on some of the Alps to Ocean bike ride with some of the best scenery and riding in the land.

Head to Waimate and take a walk up to the White Horse or get those fishing rods out and enjoy some of the best spots around at the local rivers, lakes and beaches.

Pack a lunch and head down to the Oamaru Gardens and let the kids run around and let off some steam.

The Mt Hutt bike park has a 30+km trail network for all levels of riding experience.

Head to Lake Hood in Mid Canterbury for great swimming and boating on those hot summer days.

Take a trip to the hidden treasure that is the Tinwald Domain and Tinwald Pool which also includes the Plains Historical and Vintage Railway….great spot for a picnic.

Get out and make a racket over the summer with plenty of tennis courts around the region available to play on….

Head down to Centennial Park in the Scenic Reserve….great walking and mountain biking tracks to be enjoyed…

Have a BBQ down at Caroline Bay, a great kids playground area with paddling pool and the beach is perfect for a game of beach cricket and if you want to have a dip in the sea Caroline Bay is one of the safest beaches in NZ…

If you’re heading through the Mackenzie stop in for one of Franz Leiber’s famous Fairlie Bakehouse Pies….you won’t be disappointed.

In Tekapo you can spend an entire day enjoying everything that Tekapo Springs has to offer including the hot pools and Trippo Slide or the cooler pools and aqua play area for the kids on those warmer summer days….

Mt Sommers is a great destination and if you’re feeling up to it the Mt Sommers Walk sub alpine 2-3 day easy tramping track is always popular…

Get out for a round of golf at one of the many great golf courses around the region over the holiday season….

Take the family swimming at one of the 3 indoor complexes in Oamaru, Timaru and Ashburton or the many outdoor pools around the region….Timaru, Geraldine, Temuka & Pleasant Point