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Caroline Bay Beach

Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Amazing place! A must to visit!

Caroline Bay is incredible! Seals, penguins, an amazing beach, beautiful scenery really couldn't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Nice place

Nice place to have our lunch, we actually sat in the gardens before the beach, very clean and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamela W
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“paddling pool” (19 reviews)
“rose garden” (35 reviews)
“bird aviary” (8 reviews)
Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Caroline Bay is incredible! Seals, penguins, an amazing beach, beautiful scenery really couldn't ask for more! Well worth a stop, great for a day trip, picnic or stay the night in self contained Campervan. A lot of effort has gone into creating this awesome place!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to have our lunch, we actually sat in the gardens before the beach, very clean and tidy. Nice setting and definitely a place to visit.

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So much to do for all the family - Aviary, playground, paddling pool, rose garden, war memorial and walkways.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely beach with a great park with heaps to do. Cool stuff for kids and great board walk through the dunes.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The beach are breathtaking & located at port.. stop overnight at free campervan camping site provided before heading to CHC. So far so good & safe! Basic toilet & dump station facilities provided.

Thank sfarisah
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Take a walk along the board walk and enjoy the view of the sea side areas and a look towards the town .... good for any day although take a jacket if bad weather looks like happening

Thank cruzee2017
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent walkways pretty gardens clean tidy never been would go again. Great for all ages something for everyone.

Thank TraceyNutt
Reviewed 12 August 2017

SOmething for everyone, volleyball nets, skating (at a cost), safe swimming beach, great beach, kids playground, picnic areas and penguins, walk the dog on the beach In Winter, stunning views from the sea to the snow covered mountains especially in winter.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to take the kids for a walk and explore .Walkways all over the Bay Area with good public amenities

Thank meeeeee2017
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This beach is wonderful to swim in, so is the perfect place for families. There is a fabulous walking track and lookout.

Thank Jade K
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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