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Caroline Bay Beach

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" Over Christmas and New Years Eve this place would be Jumping."

What a Unique area Caroline Bay is. So many things to do in one place. There is the Beach Area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barry M
Adelaide, Australia
Good spot

Being from Timaru I take Caroline bay for granted and probably don't go there as much as I should... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Timaru, New Zealand
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“board walk”(19 reviews)
“rose garden”(38 reviews)
“paddling pool”(19 reviews)
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Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a Unique area Caroline Bay is. So many things to do in one place. There is the Beach Area, Skate Park, Amusement Rides, Concert Venues, Reception centre for Weddings etc., Bird Avery, Tennis Courts, Basketball Hoops, Putt Putt Golf. So Much fun in one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Being from Timaru I take Caroline bay for granted and probably don't go there as much as I should, but there is plenty to do from swimming, kayaking or sailing to visiting the bird aviary, Rose garden or playground. There's something for everyone here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cozza22
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always brrathtaking now u can see the penquins to.lovely beach and always a great sunset .....so quiet and peaceful love the bay

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank swifthomeservices
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant really comment on the beach as it was in the evening but we waiting until dusk and met the penguins returning to their little ones. an experience I won't forget.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a must see while going thru timaru,excellent bay safe and great for the young kids .loved the location easy to find ,.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andrews012017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Caroline Beach area is certainly one of Timura’s top attractions. In the summer time the carnival operates and its fun for all ages. Definitely a special spot for families on holiday in this area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good spot for family visit, big parking lot even for campervan, and playgrounds to all activities (kids to teens).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank the3an
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful park and boardwalk to beach which has the sand dunes planted. We walked the coastal walk which was great. Plenty of families out walking or in the park or good place for a jog

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GriffnLeanne
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Friendly atmosphere where locals go to catch some sun/ water or some time out with their canine friend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fitton74
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

One of the best places to visit when in Timaru. So family friendly -from the children’s playgrounds to all the activities, concerts , rides and things to do eg skatebowl. So close to the beach too. Go there every time I am in Timaru which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leoniehastings
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Andrew A
22 May 2016|
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Yes. its all to do with extra sand arriving on the beach. It being sheltered by the harbour breakwater the sand settles there rather than being swept north