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Caroline Bay Beach

Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Timaru
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Big, sandy, safe, quiet beach. Excellent parking facilities including campervan stopover for up to 3 nights. Plenty for children, and older people to do. An evening visit to see the penguins is a must. But be patient, they don't all arrive at once.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The new boardwalk is a great way to pass the time on a sunny day. Just visited for a few days, and if the weather was good, this was a wonderful place to be

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Naseby, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beach, aviary, walkway, parks, swimming pool and even a fair ground, there is a lift next to the stairs and waterfall which lead up to the restaurants and shops, most of which were open on a Saturday afternoon.

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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The playground has a big slide, lots of swings ,a moving barrel, and climbing frame. Its a good place for the kids to burn of some energy.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If, like us, you are traveling around in a camper van, staying somewhere free (and legal!) is pretty important. I'd definitely recommend staying here- good location, toilets, dump station and water supply available.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Caroline Bay is a clean relaxing place to visit and the world class in line skating rink is definitely a bonus when the competitions are on. The boardwalk is suitable for the very young to very old, whee-lchairs, bikes , strollers or just walking. Recommend this relaxing spot at any time of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Loved the walk along the beach and brought back memories of the childhood spent in Timaru. love returning to Timaru anytime

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

a great place to spent time even in the winter and I can remember it during the summer in my youth with shows at the sound shell and great swimming etc. Edward HH

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Caroline Bay area has recently been redeveloped. The bay now has a boardwalk along the beach, many parks and also a skate park. The area also hosts the carnival when it comes to town. The new bay is a good addition to the town and the skate park is clean

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is so close to the town, it is great to walk the walkway or the beach, watch the children on the little train, or skating in the park. You look up to the town above, just a great place to hang out. Many others must think so too as there is always someone else there doing the same... More

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