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Caroline Bay Beach

Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Timaru
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great, safe beach for toddlers. Fantastic sand makes good solid sand castles! Playground is also great. Lots of equipment suitable for young ones, plus a lovely big paddling pool.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The bay as it is called by locals has many free attractions for young families and of course the twice daily concerts in the Sound Shell. Then there is the beach and shopping or day tripping to heaps of nearby rivers and attractions. Generations of Kiwu famikies have grwat memoris of famuly fun

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Timaru, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

So much to do here! Clean safe beach. We visited at dusk and watched the penguins come in- great view and we were standing on the beach about 2 metres away from them. Have visited during the day, and there is so much to do. Visit the rose garden, playgrounds and paddling pool & all for free!

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Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
13 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a lovely walk here, its clean and safe and well maintained. Lovely views and somewhere to sit and have an ice cream. Walk able from the town through some beautiful rose gardens.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Safe and accessible with a great walkway and maturing dunes. Enjoy sand castles and bathing by day and the blue penguins by night.

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Timaru City, null, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best free entertainment you can get. 2 weeks FREE. Starts 26 Dec finishes mid Jan 2015. Prices are cheaper than anywhere else.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited with my 3yr old grandaughter, who had a great time. The water in the paddling pool was cold but clean and clear. Good variety of playground equipment, swings, slides, etc. Plenty of seating for supervising adults. I wish the road area was fenced off from the playground though, it would be hard to keep little ones contained in... More 

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Timaru
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of our favourite places to take our grandchildren when they come to stay and our own children have very special memories of here as children as well. I also came here as a child with my brothers and sister and Mum. Lots of things to do and they cost nothing. We live 30 minutes away max and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went on a weekday which meant it wasn’t very busy which was good, but it also meant the train wasn't running and the kiosk was closed which wasn’t so good. However, the playground is very good and the whole area is very nicely set out. We went on to the beach which is very pretty. Overall a nice family-friendly... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Wow!! You just have to look in the Timaru Herald to see what is happening here for Christmas. The city council busy puting up the wonderful Christmas Angels, suspended from the Street lighting poles. Their lights will be turned on this Sunday. The Christmas parade is busy being prepared which will take place the following Saturday. The carnival is also... More 

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