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“Working port”
Review of Caroline Bay Beach

Caroline Bay Beach
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
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Timaru, New Zealand
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Working port”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The quality of sand is variable depending on the weather and tides.The working port is on the right and spoils the look of the bay totally.Wish there was some billboards with a mural on to cover up the cranes and containers.The dunes and boardwalk are nice.I like the way there is exercise equipment dotted around the bay.

Visited November 2012
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timaru
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“our local!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Caroline Bay is as wild as it gets in downtown timaru. Very accessible and user-friendly with boardwalks and a flat gradient. A busy harbour and nearby recreational facilities mean there is always something or someone to watch and plenty to try your hand at - playground and gym equipment, Carnival at Christmas time and every Sunday morning there is a farmers' market - are all worth doing.

Visited November 2012
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72 reviews
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“Pretty much normal”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Was there in winter and the views were just average. Nice boardwalks which gets u around the beach but the beach itself is nothing spectacular as compare to other cities in Nz. But I think it will be nice to have some food and drinks in one of the cafes near this area. Well, the bay itself is not so special and not so photogenic. Timaru is a nice shopping place though and the shops and cafes all lead up to this bay anyways.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Foreshore Gardens area”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very well done and interesting, with the VC memorial etc. We didn't have muich time to spend looking around so that is why this review is short.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Darryl P
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Klang, Malaysia
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“Kids Grounds.”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great playground for all ages. The kids loved seeing the skaters and bikers doing their tricks. Easy access to the beach.

Visited March 2012
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