A Kiwi’s guide to his homeland
Timaru, home of the largest collection of Maori rock drawings in the world. Take in the impressive interactive displays and a tour to a local rock-art site where the abundant limestone of the surrounding Aoraki region provided an ideal canvas for ancient artists.
southern coastal town is still in action with boutiques and galleries selling secondhand books, jewellery, clothing and traditional crafts.
The exquisitely beautiful buildings are made from the local white limestone and because this is NZ there’s also Steampunk HQ, a quirky sci-fi take on 19th century technology.
See victorianoamaru.co.nz steampunkoamaru.co.nz