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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
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Grew up in Timaru but now living in Auckland. Have seen many changes to Caroline Bay over my lifetime. The local Council has done an excellent job with landscaping and the planting of native flora which now makes the whole bay look picturesque and a lovely place for people of all ages to visit and enjoy especially in the summertime... More

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mold
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122 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

obviously not the best time to visit it but we were only here for the night the gardens behind the beach have been very tastefully done with good boardwalks

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A wonderful legacy to the people of Timaru and now a Rose Garden of International Significance. A peaceful and tranquil space to enjoy the roses - best enjoyed when the roses are in bloom!

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Noosa, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Caroline Bay was a summer-time Mecca for Kiwis from the 1900's until port development over the last couple of decades. In addition to the vibrant summer carnival activities staged by the Caroline Bay Association annually, Caroline Bay was famous for it's pristine soft shimmering white sand and safe swimming - better even than more famous Noosa and Bondi. I remember.... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Caroline Bay has quite a few different things to make a trip there worthwhile. lovely walking areas and kids play areas. Lovely beach even at the end of the cyclone that swept over the country. heaps of parking

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We are Irish and we had visited Timaru 10 years ago and it was a beautiful town with a great atmosphere and we always said we would cone back and live there. We just came back to NZ in August and we went to Timaru and it was run down and very boring. The beach was the same. The irish... More

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