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Caroline Bay Beach

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Address: Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand

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Beautiful and relaxing place!

I really enjoyed walking along the park. Highly recommended. It's a huge park with beautiful garden.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed walking along the park. Highly recommended. It's a huge park with beautiful garden.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A wonderful beach and walkway - on a Sunday morning locals who own a small dog meet on the beach. It is right near the port of Timaru and worth the drive around to enjoy the area

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

thank goodness the dogs are welcome during winter months. Unfortunately it is not the same in summer,no dogs allowed.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Walk along the promenade up to cliffs beautiful on a sunny day, the beach is very clam, the busy port is interesting, blue penguins there at night from December to March

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Caroline Bay is one of the safest beaches in New Zealand It has a nice broad walk right across the sand dunes which is also suitable to wheel a pram or wheelchair.There is large areas of grass to lounge on or picnic.A lovely paddling pool for the little ones to play in.It is very popular in summer.The Trevor Griffith Rose... More 

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Rarotonga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Caroline Bay is one of the safest beaches in New Zealand particularly for families with young children. It has been recently upgraded with good parking and picnic spots under shady trees. Best of all is the fun attractions right there to keep the family entertained.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Find out from the Visitors Center the time to see the penguins march in from the ocean at night. While there, see the Maori Rock Art display, which you can also go visit in person if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Caroline Bay, Timaru's jewel, offers wonderful, safe bathing, a lovely Rose Garden and aviary, walkways with interesting features such as local sculpture and an ornamental fountain, a boardwalk through the dunes, a skatepark and playground, minigolf, views of the sea and mountains, Little Blue Penguins, and many nearby cafes and restaurants. Around Christmas there is a carnival which has become... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a fantastic facility - beautiful park with fountain, walks, boardwalk, clean toilets and changing rooms, an aivery open to the public free of charge, playground, paddling pool, etc etc. Simply amazing and SOOOOO welll kept!

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Timaru; New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Heaps of improvements done over the years. Ample parking, fantastic Boardwalk, changing rooms, roller skating rink, amazing playground, toilets, skate park, penguins on the beach at night, very safe and flat with very little waves.

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Address: Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru

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