Activities near Temuka

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand.

Just 60-minute drive from Temuka

Rangitata Rafts

With Grade 1 to 5 white water guaranteed on every trip, all you have to decide is whether you’re up for the big ones or would rather admire them from a distance.

Just 30-minute drive from Temuka, in the shadow of the Southern Alps.

Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden

Opened in December 2001, the garden was established to preserve and honour the collection of old roses gathered over a lifetime by the celebrated rosarian Trevor Griffiths.

A small fountain pool and classical bronze figure forms the centerpiece. A planting plan identifies 1150 roses.

Timaru Botanical Garden

One of the oldest Botanical Gardens, Timaru will surprise you with the depth and excellence of its colections as diverse as Australian plants, conifers and rose species.

Take time out and feed the many ducks on the lovely pond.

Only a 30 minute drive from Phoenix Motel.


There are many great location for fishing in our area from Rivers to our beautiful Lakes.

This image was taken on the Rangitata River near to top of Mesopotamia.

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