We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre

Review Highlights

Great place for kids. Easy disabled access. Went and got a drink and ladies bought it out to me... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Pleasant Point, New Zealand
via mobile
Always a fun day out

Brilliant for kids young & old. Other reviews have mentioned the numerous things there. Great... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
Timaru, New Zealand
via mobile
Read all 20 reviews
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 23, 2018
“Sweet ”
Jan 4, 2018
“Always a fun day out”
11 Te Weka St, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-684 2229
Improve This Listing
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
Reviewed July 12, 2018

very slippery underfoot, Be aware. Very strong smell of chlorine. Hot pool is sometimes not hot. The cost is terrible, pay to swim, pay to use the spa, pay to use the steam room, this can cost upwards of $15 per person if you do...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank amysnana
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Great place for kids. Easy disabled access. Went and got a drink and ladies bought it out to me. Fantastic. Kids happy we r happy. Great way to spend arvo

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant for kids young & old. Other reviews have mentioned the numerous things there. Great having the gym, beauty therapy & cafe on site too. Ample seating & lockers / bag storage. Always wish there was more privacy in the changing rooms!!!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Great to have a undercover pool, that the kids are watched on by life guards, while u pop over for a coffee in the cafe and comeback to enjoy your visit, great entry price. Downfall---Disabled people find it hard to access the spa as it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Really cheap entertainment. Every time I go to timaru I go here! a must-see-and-do location! The waterslides are so cool and colored with many shapes, perfect for the kids. They go at a perfect speed, not too fast or too slow. There is a great...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Layla_pb
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We have travelled the entire country and visited every aquatic centre on the way in each town and this one is hands down THE BEST out of them all. Awesome facilities, very reasonable entry fees, awesome selection of pools and leisure activities. Our 4 year...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 822gemmar
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Great outdoor pool in summer good facilities for winter too. Love sauna and spa and indoor swimming. Great for families and have fun too

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Joanne T
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Aquatic center and swimming pool with 50 m open pool and 25 m indoor pool situated close to Caroline Bay and highway one not far away from the center of Timaru. Recommended for occasional swim and training sessions. Great fitness center in the complex. Sauna,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank alex311327
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This is by far Timaru's best value for money facility for families. Originally from this area but now living in Cairns, this pool and hydroslide are better than we have back in Aussie, and the entry price is so cheap for a whole day of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Roxanne L
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

From an Aussie who swims regularly this place was super impressive - enter through an "acclimatization" tunnel to a 25deg aquatic environment (air and water) felt like I was back in Queensland - 25 lap pool, kids play area , well stocked with lifeguards- and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 510carmelt
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Anchor Motel & Timaru Backpackers
45 reviews
.10 miles away
Blue Dolphin Motel
50 reviews
.11 miles away
Townhouse Motel
60 reviews
.12 miles away
Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru
75 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 86 nearby restaurants
Fusion Restaurant Cafe & Bar
380 reviews
.49 miles away
Bay Hill Brewery Bar
243 reviews
.49 miles away
Bullock Restaurant and Bar
58 reviews
.61 miles away
Little India
105 reviews
.48 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 22 nearby attractions
South Canterbury Museum
70 reviews
.90 miles away
Aigantighe Art Gallery
50 reviews
.33 miles away
Kiwi Observatory
14 reviews
.96 miles away
York Street Gallery of Fine Art
13 reviews
.72 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines