Caroline Bay is one of the most valued and highly used open spaces in Timaru. The Timaru District Council has adopted a Management Plan for the Bay in principle; subject to the outcomes of a Development Plan process.
Board and chain walkways known as sand ladders prevent the lowing of dunes and the development of blowouts. Ease of access to and from the beach is also improved. Strategic placement of these ladders provides effective access to the beach while preventing further damage to the precious dune plants.
Information on the trust, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the development of a network of public non-motorised trails around the Wakatipu Basin, along with links to individual sections of the Wakatipu Trails Trust strategy.