Caroline Bay is a charming seaside destination located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. With its golden sandy beach, boardwalk and beautiful scenery, Caroline Bay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. In this guide, we will provide you with detailed information on activities, accommodation, restaurants and travel tips to make the most of your visit to Caroline Bay.
What to do in Caroline Bay?
Caroline Bay offers a wide range of exciting activities to suit all tastes. Check out our activity comparison chart to find the one that suits you best.
|Activity||Recommended number of people||Approximate price||Location|
|Sailing on a sailboat||1-10||$80 – $150||Caroline Bay|
|Biking on the boardwalk||1-10||$20 – $40 (bike rental)||Caroline Bay|
|Playing golf at Highfield Golf Course||1-4||$30 – $50||Timaru|
|Visiting Timaru Botanic Gardens||1-15||Free||Timaru|
|Exploring South Canterbury Museum||1-10||Voluntary donation||Timaru|
Hotels and apartments near Caroline Bay
Find the perfect accommodation for your visit to Caroline Bay with our hotel and apartment comparison table:
|Hotel Name||Stars||Approximate price||Location||Main Services|
|Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge||4||$120 – $180||Caroline Bay||Free Wi-Fi, free parking, air-conditioned rooms|
|The Grosvenor Hotel||3||$100 – $150||Timaru||Free Wi-Fi, free parking, restaurant|
|Timaru TOP 10 Holiday Park||3||$40 – $150 (camping/cabin)||Timaru||Beach, free Wi-Fi, pool, free parking|
|Anchor Motel & Timaru Backpackers||3||$60 – $120||Timaru||Free Wi-Fi, free parking, shared kitchen|
|Glendeer Lodge||4||$180 – $250||Timaru||Free Wi-Fi, free parking, breakfast included, garden|
Places and sites of interest near Caroline Bay.
Caroline Bay is surrounded by cultural and natural attractions. Some of the highlights include:
Caroline Bay Boardwalk
Timaru Botanic Gardens
South Canterbury Museum
Where to eat in Caroline Bay?
Enjoy delicious dining options in and around Caroline Bay with our restaurant comparison table:
|Nombre del restaurante||Tipo de comida||Precio aproximado||Ubicación||Mejores platos|
|The Oxford Restaurant||Cocina local y europea||$25 – $45||Timaru||Mariscos, filete de cordero, postres caseros|
|Richard Pearse Family Restaurant||Cocina neozelandesa||$15 – $35||Timaru||Pescado y papas fritas, hamburguesas, ensaladas|
|Eruption Brewing||Cervecería y pizzería||$20 – $40||Timaru||Pizza artesanal, cervezas locales|
|Fusion Restaurant Café & Bar||Cocina internacional||$20 – $45||Timaru||Sushi, curry tailandés, risotto|
|Seafarers Restaurant||Mariscos y carnes||$30 – $60||Timaru||Langosta, filete, pescado fresco|
Caroline Bay Weather
Caroline Bay has a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. Average summer temperatures (December to February) range from 15 to 22 degrees Celsius, while winter temperatures (June to August) range from 5 to 12 degrees Celsius. Humidity in Caroline Bay is moderate and rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.
The best time to visit Caroline Bay is during the summer months, when temperatures are warm and conditions are ideal for beach and outdoor activities.
Where is Caroline Bay and how to get there?
Caroline Bay is located in the Canterbury region, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The nearest town is Timaru, a short distance from the bay. To get to Caroline Bay, you can fly into Timaru Airport and rent a car or take a cab to get to the bay.
Flight prices vary according to season and departure location. From Timaru Airport, the drive to Caroline Bay takes approximately 10 minutes. You can also take a cab from the airport, which takes approximately 10 minutes and costs between $20 and $30.