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Pleasant Point

Aptly named Pleasant Point is just 10 minutes drive from Timaru on the main route to Aoraki/Mount Cook with a population of  around 1300. It is well known for its historic stream trains at the award winning Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society.

The township also boosts an 18 hole golf course with views to the foothills of the Southern Alps.

Pleasant Point Highlights

  • café stop at Legends Café, the former Pleasant Point Post Office building is the birthplace of the famous Denheath Custard Square; now an international success story based on an old family recipe
  • walking or biking along all or part of the Opihi River Stop Back Track 
  • fishing, camping and golfing
  • Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, with a fully operational steam locomotive and the world's only Model T Ford Railcar 
    scenic drive over rolling South Canterbury farmland with beautiful views towards the mountains.

    Ask for more information at the Timaru or Geraldine Visitor Centres on things to see and do in and around Pleasant Point NZ.

It's not surprising people choose to stay a while longer, Pleasant Point Accommodation

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Magnolia Cottage
Magnolia Cottage Magnolia Cottage B&B is a beautifully restored cottage nestled into large established gardens in a rural setting close to both Pleasant Point and Timaru.

Serenity Motels
Serenity Motels Get away from the noisy main highways and enjoy a peaceful nights sleep

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