But anyway Timaru. We intentionally include some smaller stops along the way, to see what they're like as well as the more well known destinations, and this was one. It is a very standard small town, but it does have a couple of things to recommend it.
We found one quite nice coffee shop, and a very nice restaurant called The Oxford.
Timaru could have been a place to see the Little Blue Penguins, as there is a colony that lives along the beachfront, but we must have missed them the one night we were there. And then they shut off the tunnel back at dusk, so we had to find a way back along the main road. Which reminds me, watch out for the boy racers in their done up cars.
So Timaru didn't really work out all that well for us in the end, but it was a convenient stopover. And the lady at our BnB was nice - she gave us a free cooked breakfast.