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Caroline Bay Beach

Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Lovely place for a walk and do not miss the Rose garden

A very pleasant walk out to the beach along the boardwalks.There is also a small Avery and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
George C
Sydney, Australia
Penguins 😍

Timaru is a busy working town but has good amenities and accommodation. Worth a visit to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul A
via mobile
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  • Average8%
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“rose garden” (35 reviews)
“paddling pool” (19 reviews)
“bird aviary” (9 reviews)
Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very pleasant walk out to the beach along the boardwalks.There is also a small Avery and a lovely Rose garden that is well worth the time.

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Timaru is a busy working town but has good amenities and accommodation. Worth a visit to see the penguins on the beech / sea wall at and after dusk . Cute .

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

For this small size town Timaru, this Caroline beach water front and walkway blends beautifully with adjacent busy port at one side as well as busy State Highway 1 at the distance behind the park. Nice place for anybody, white sand, people play beach volley,...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

If you want to have a nice walk or take the kids to the park, then this is the place. There is a cute little train for the kids near the ice cream shop and a great beach for young families.

Thank 342gavinv
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This beach is sheltered, with super soft white-ish sand. There's a nice boardwalk and lots to do for the kids, big and small. There's even a small Little Blue Penguin colony (go after dark, best viewpoint is up on the path, by the road, looking...More

Thank AucklandPiwis
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place, beach, rides, bird aviary , wheel chair able boardwalk, toilets on beach front slight gradient on beach so safe for all ages.

1  Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Caroline Bay is incredible! Seals, penguins, an amazing beach, beautiful scenery really couldn't ask for more! Well worth a stop, great for a day trip, picnic or stay the night in self contained Campervan. A lot of effort has gone into creating this awesome place!...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Nice place to have our lunch, we actually sat in the gardens before the beach, very clean and tidy. Nice setting and definitely a place to visit.

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

So much to do for all the family - Aviary, playground, paddling pool, rose garden, war memorial and walkways.

1  Thank 0859janet123
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely beach with a great park with heaps to do. Cool stuff for kids and great board walk through the dunes.

Thank Lisa M
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Andrew A
22 May 2016|
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Response from OVERSZ | Reviewed this property |
Yes. its all to do with extra sand arriving on the beach. It being sheltered by the harbour breakwater the sand settles there rather than being swept north