A beauty to behold, a beauty to think and to feel about, and a beauty to be remembered.
Dr. Juanito M. Acanto
Our simple aspiration in life is to find a peaceful place to live and use to the fullest the gifts that God has given us.
We found it in New Zealand. We lived initially in Auckland for nine months then moved to Timaru on 14 August 2012.
We love the place, the weather and the friendly people. The surrounding towns of South Canterbury are such lovely places for its tourist destinations, history, and placid environment.
It didn’t take us a month to realize it’s easy to live a happy life in South Canterbury. Let me give you two reasons.
South Canterbury is home and gateway to popular scenic spots
One hour away from Timaru is Lake Tekapo.
A trip to Lake Tekapo is just like finding a trove of treasures that gives lasting happiness.
Walking along the stony shores of Lake Tekapo or wading into its cool crystal clear waters make you realise you’re really in an awesome place.
Don’t fail to take a pose at the famous Church of the Good Shepherd. Read her brief history and feel the solemnity inside, you would surely wish to renew wedding vows in the hallowed halls of this famous church.
Then drive for 10-15 minutes up the popular Mt. John Observatory and spend time appreciating the 360⁰ view at Astro Cafe. Surely, these are the best of times spend with friends and family.
At Timaru, the heart of South Canterbury, Caroline Bay gives a very relaxing beat
Tired and stressed after the day’s work?
Not feeling well, suffering from colds or whatever infirmity?
Take a walk at Caroline Bay, through the pathways, the boardwalk, and stroll along the beach, you will be refreshed and healed.
I can’t understand it but each time I go promenading at Caroline Bay, feeling the sea breeze, hearing the sound of the surf, seeing seagulls flying and playing freely my mind relaxes and my soul quiets.
Caroline Bay Fitness Trail is a two-kilometre walk with stops at exercise and fitness equipment.
They are located strategically in the park so that capable fitness buffs could enjoy the bay and park views while exercising.
Anytime on a sunny day is a great time for picnic and frolic at Caroline Bay.
Kids may go and play at the playground while parents sit and relax under the sun.
It’s at the Caroline Bay playground where children share and play together at the swings, slides, and other rides, winning friends in the process.
As a migrant and pilgrim in search of a place of peace and happy living for my family, South Canterbury is the best place to begin.
Isn’t it lovely to see that the rich and poor, young and old, able and not-so-able can have the same chance to experience and enjoy these reasons for happy living in South Canterbury?
Like the old Timaru Lighthouse that had guided many ships to Caroline Bay Port, may your dreams of beautiful life guide and lead you to come, visit and live in South Canterbury.
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Photo Credits: Jade Jarbadan, Jewel Castillon