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“Safe beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caroline Bay Beach

Caroline Bay Beach
Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Timaru
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Timaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Safe beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This must be one of the safest beaches in NZ for children. There are not many places in the world where you can swim in the sea with a beautiful view of snow- capped mountains in the background The beach is safe, great for walking, either on the sand or on the boardwalk, seeing little blue penguins at dusk and hectors dolphins in the daytime, and it is dog- free from April to October. Adjacent to a world class roller skating rink, great picnic facilities, a fitness course, a children's playground , a skatepark, mini golf , a superb new Aquatic Centre and the famous free Caroline Bay carnival in summer. A must for visitors!

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Caroline Bay Park for Freedom Camping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is a great spot to stay with a motorhome and right near the Timaru town centre.

It is a lovely park, lots of area to walk around and different things to see such as the rose garden, bird aviary, carnival, train ride, kids pool area, the boardwalk and much, much more.

There's only one parking area for motorhomes for a max of 10 vans. You can stay for a maximum of 3 nights. There are toilets, picnic tables and a dumping station. To get into this parking area turn into Marine Pde.

Visited March 2013
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Aberdeen
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A lovely area for walking and picnicking or working out. Lovely views out to the bay with fitness equipment and play areas for kids.

Visited February 2013
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Kendall, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Timaru - stayed too long”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed in Timaru for 10 days and that was way too long. We did day trips out from Timaru but as it was on the east coast it was really not in a great position for this. The farms around are very neat and tidy and there are lots of dairy cattle. I would suggest stay only a couple of days. There are some good pubs to have lunch at. One near the Tourist info, one overlooking Carolyn Bay and the Irish Pub in town is good value too.

A nice town but not for too long.

Visited March 2013
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“WONDERFUL PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A must visit. What a beautiful place and so well maintained.
Carnival area which seems frequently used. Great family areas and place to work out.

Visited February 2013
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