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Caroline Bay Beach

Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Nice spot for a walk

We have been to Timaru many times before but never walked onto the beach from the car parking area... read more

Reviewed yesterday
roaming_kiwi58
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Family fun

Great place to visit. Awesome to see so many penguins making a home here and the occasional seal... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tracy S
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“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 yesterday

We have been to Timaru many times before but never walked onto the beach from the car parking area on Virtue Av. We had some time to kill and it was a sunny afternoon. It was very pleasant along the boardwalk, up to the lookout...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit. Awesome to see so many penguins making a home here and the occasional seal visit.

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had time here recently. Very popular with dogs and runners but lots of space to do your own thing.

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only amazing views of the sea but well set out with great playground for children.Lovely gardens etc and so close to town. Will always visit when in Timaru to visit family. Love the fairs and the icecream parlour there. Also the train ride is...More

Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 31 March 2018 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.

1  Thank April J
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Reviewed 11 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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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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