Be helped by enthusiastic staff who go that extra mile for you. Enjoy modern facilities — no more freezing shower blocks! Within walking distance to supermarket, takeaways & restaurants on the 'next block'. Recycling facilities, solar water heating, natural conservation area.
- Adventure Playground
- BBQ Area
- Bike Hire
- Card Phone
- Communal Kitchen facilities
- Communal Shower & Toilet facilities
- Cot Hire available
- Dump Station
- DVD Player Hire
- Family Bathroom
- Games Room
- High Chair Hire available
- Internet Kiosk
- Jumping Pillow
- Linen Hire
- Mountain Bike Hire
- Pedal Go-cart Hire
- Towel Hire
- TV Room
- Underfloor Heating in Communal Bathroom
- Wireless Internet
- DVD Hire
Highfield Golf Course
Right next door to the park, One free round per stay, subsequent rounds $10. Book at reception.
Cost: Club hire $10
Summer swimming & picnicking at Caroline Bay and all year round play area, wheel park and skating rink – Caroline Bay is one of the South Island’s safest swimming beaches, features a new cross beach walkway, with planting of native tussocks, lupins and grasses across the dunes. Caroline Bay Walk
Eat out with the kids
Sopheze (inside Mitre 10 Mega) - 23 Bank Street (03) 684 4544,
Stables cafe 253 Beaconsfield road, Fairview (03) 684 5617
Benny's Again 312 Otipua road, (03) 686 9000
Zest, 4 A Elizabeth Place, (03) 688 8313 www.zestrestaurant.co.nz
The Shearers Quarters
The Shearer's Quarters – unique retro style Country Gift Shop & Café - 932 Seadown Road RD 3, Timaru. ph (03) 6159043. Open 7 days, 10am-4pm. 15min drive from Timaru, a licensed lunch café. The Shop features gifts, local art & craft products. Setting includes farmyard & animal attractions & mini golf.
Dine out without the kids
For window views of the bay and Pacific:
Ginger & Garlic, Timaru's premier dinning restaurant, 335 Stafford St ph 03 688 3981 www.gingerandgarlic.co.nz
Fusion Restaurant, great food, 64 The bay hill ph 03 688 8550
Historic Steak@Custom House, 2 Strathallan Street ph 03 684 5528 www.customhouse.co.nz
Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden – (located on the bay) with its beautifully structured design, this unique garden features 1200 roses. The garden progressively comes into bloom from Nov. through to Feb/Mar.
The Botanic Gardens – the garden features many rare and endangered species, two ponds and a large conservatory. There are also Domains at Pleasant Point, Temuka and Geraldine that have large public spaces within which well established trees are a feature.
Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre: The Aquatic Centre is a world class facility designed for your enjoyment. The Centre is full of fun, fitness and leisure offering something for everyone all year round. www.cbaytimaru.co.nz
Cost: from $4
Home of Phar Lap
Phar Lap – immortalised in bronze by sculptor Joanne Sullivan-Gessler. The statue is due to be unveiled on 25th November 2009 and will be placed at the gates of the Timaru’s Pharlap Raceway. The huge Timaru-bred horse won 37 of his 51 starts before his premature death aged five.
Walk or Cycle
Sporting Venues – Timaru has a comprehensive range of community sporting facilities designed to international standards for rugby, tennis, yachting, swimming, netball, cricket, golf, hockey, croquet and bowls. Aorangi Park is Timaru's major sporting venue. The Council also operates two swimming pools.