Caroline Bay Beach
Caroline Bay is in the heart of town. The beach has been revitalised with a fantastic board walk. The Trevor Griffith Rose Garden is a national treasure and well worth a visit. There are innumerable sites for children to play, with well kept playgrounds, plenty of space to run around, an extensive beach for swimming and building sand castles, a skate park for teenagers. There is something for everyone and definitely worth a visit. Over the Christmas holidays the Caroline Bay Carnival is buzzing with excitement and free concerts every day.
Te Ana Maori Rock Art
Te Ana provides personalised, authentic Maori cultural experiences based around the rock art art sites created by our ancestors. We offer guided tours of our Maori Rock Art Centre, Te Ana, and guided tours to some of the districts most stunning examples of Maori rock drawings, also known as cave art. We are a Maori owned not-for-profit organisation – 100% of the proceeds of our centre and site tours are used for the management of the rock art sites in the district. By choosing Te Ana you are helping us to protect this unique aspect of our culture for future generations. Kia ora!
Aigantighe Art Gallery
The Aigantighe Art Gallery was founded in 1956 and is renowned today for its rich public art collection, innovative exhibitions, and inspiring education programmes. The Aigantighe prides itself on being a friendly and thought-provoking art museum for everyone.
Admission is free.
Aigantighe is Scottish Gaelic for ‘at home’ and is pronounced
Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre
Officially opened in July 2012 by the Prime Minister, the Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre (CBay) is full of fun, fitness and leisure offering something for everyone all year round.
Whether you’re looking to supplement your daily fitness regime, clock up km’s in the pool or take time to relax after a hard day in the office with a sauna, spa or massage, CBay is the place to visit.
A modern fitness and leisure centre, with three indoor heated pools, a 50m outdoor heated pool (open November to March), two hydroslides, a children’s water play area, rapid river, bombing tower and chillax area (16yrs +) with steam, sauna and spa facilities. Whether it’s fun or fitness, at CBay there’s something for everyone all year round.