Pocket-sized Timaru lives and breathes the seaside. Salt spray seasons the air in this South Canterbury city, with an unmistakeable holiday vibe that merrily suffuses its storied playground, Caroline Bay.
From a very young age growing up in Christchurch, countless family summer holidays were spent in Timaru, where a summer staple remains the Caroline Bay Carnival, which soon celebrates its 110th outing.
Brimming with rides, sideshows, talent quests and live concerts in the Sound Shell, the summer carnival is old-fashioned family fun.
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