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Caroline Bay Beach

Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Awesome place to stop

Pretty awesome views of Timaru. Would have been even nicer on a hot sunny day. Would definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rachel6062017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Something for everyone

We love the Bay, it is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Wonderful for walks, lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
April J
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“board walk” (18 reviews)
“rose garden” (38 reviews)
“paddling pool” (19 reviews)
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Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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"board walk"
in 18 reviews
"rose garden"
in 38 reviews
"paddling pool"
in 19 reviews
"bird aviary"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 12 reviews
"safe beach"
in 8 reviews
"free concerts"
in 7 reviews
"bbq area"
in 3 reviews
"great playground"
in 7 reviews
"war memorial"
in 4 reviews
"play ground"
in 4 reviews
"close to town"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 14 reviews
"blue penguins"
in 11 reviews
"winter months"
in 4 reviews
"bird avery"
in 6 reviews
"children's playground"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty awesome views of Timaru. Would have been even nicer on a hot sunny day. Would definitely reccomend if stopping off in Timaru.

Thank rachel6062017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Bay, it is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Wonderful for walks, lovely gardens, play areas, activities and parking. This is throughout the year, then it comes alive over the Xmas holidays with lots of entertainment. Fun for all.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Really nice spot, cool board walk and lookout point. Love coming here to spot the penguins followed by a stroll through the rose garden

Thank Nikki D
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Very clean lovely views and nice to stroll through the area, great restaurants close by and amenities

Thank yourworsenightmare
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Caroline Bay offers a beautiful sandy beach which is shallow and very safe for all ages. Great for paddle boarding and swimming in general very sheltered areas to sit by the large rocks and watch the kids swim safety. This is a must through the...More

Thank 987Tarnz
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times, this time beach was atrocious, wood and crap everywhere. They need to look after this gem by putting tractors with harrows over it every 3nd morning. Also gates to grassed area locked up. When it’s clean it’s beautiful, but at...More

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This facility is obviously enjoyed by the residents of Timaru. When we visited on a Sunday there were lots of families enjoying the pools, amusement area, picnic areas and skate board park. The area had lots of parking and was very clean and tidy. The...More

Thank Rae C
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the Bay around 11am and spent a great day swimming and relaxing. A very safe beach. Good toilet/changing rooms. Excellent parking and some grass areas a short distance back from the beach where we were able to have our picnic lunch.

Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

From our host at the motel we hears there was some like philip island(AU). So we checked it out. Heavy rains and dark in the harbour, so next time perhaps

Thank Paul v
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect clean sandy beach. Plus seeing the little blue eyed penguins in the evenings was a added bonus

Thank keith1971
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Andrew A
22 May 2016|
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Response from OVERSZ | Reviewed this property |
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
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