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“CAROLINE BAY”
Review of Caroline Bay Beach

Caroline Bay Beach
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
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Timaru
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“CAROLINE BAY”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The facilities at Caroline Bay are very good. As well as the Bay (the sea), there is the bird avery, childrens' play area with a lovely paddling pool, plenty of seating. Toilet facilites for men and women. During the Carnival time from 26 December until approx 12 January the concerts are on, and tearooms are open. The Trevor Griffiths Rose Gardens are lovely to walk round and admire now when the roses are at their best. The Restaurants are across the street from the Bay. CBay is close by for the swimming pools and gyms etc. I live in the street leading into the Bay, the house right nextdoor. I walk through the Bay everyday to the Office which is 20 minutes into town.

Visited November 2013
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London
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61 reviews
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“great beach”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Caroline Bay is a great beach, nice and sheltered for swimming and very safe, the sand is well kept and is wide and open, just behind the beach is a lovely walk way that takes you right along the coast line if you are in for a walk or a short stroll will take you into the middle of Timaru's shopping precinct, if you want a meal or just a coffee and counter food there are some great cafes and restaurants above the bay with great views up the coast line, this is a must visit on your travels around NZ

Visited November 2013
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Timaru City, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Riviera of the South”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Having grown up in Timaru then moving 30 kms north of Timaru after marriage Caroline Bay has been a part of all my life. We used to swim in the bay when we were children, go to the carnival at Christmas time, spend lots of time down there in the playground first as children then with our own children. It is a lovely place to be any time of the year - there is always something to do or see. As an adult working a workmate and I would walk there every week day during our lunch break and there were always people on the beach. The carnival runs for 2 weeks every year starting on Boxing Day and the entertainment has been fantastic most years. if you don't want to watch the carnival there is the Rose Garden to look at as well as other attractions.

Visited December 2012
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Caroline Bay beach”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

After hearing about the beach for years was nice to finally walk along the beach and while cool could see why it is so popular in summer. Well set out and handy to town.

Visited August 2013
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Timaru, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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“Recreation and swimming on the beach”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place to stopover , have a walk on a beach on a sand or walkway. Great views, penguins , boating and safe swimming in the ocean. There is toilet and changing rooms, shower. Dog walking in winter along the beach. Plenty of good eateries and restaurant nearby. Aviary and children' pad pool. Great new CB aquatic center just uphill from the beach.

Visited February 2013
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