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Panorama Motor Lodge overlooking the Caroline Bay

Panorama Motor Lodge Location

Timaru is situated on the main coastal road between Christchurch and Dunedin.

Panorama Motor Lodge is situated in the central city of Timaru, but has a quiet peaceful outlook over Caroline Bay.

  • 196km north of Dunedin
  • 164km south of Christchurch
  • 202km east of Aoraki Mt Cook
  • 332km north east of Queenstown
  • 104km to Lake Tekapo
  • 84km north of Oamaru
  • 10km from airport and Levels Raceway, 6km from racecourse

During your stay in Timaru, enjoy the accommodation as well as the restaurant facilities at The Bay Hill.

The city's setting between alps and ocean makes Timaru a great place to visit. Our prime central location on The Bay Hill ensures guests have panoramic views of the mountains or sea.

At our doorstep is Caroline Bay. Holiday-makers have been flocking to this stretch of sandy, safe beach for more than 100 years. This seaside haven retains some its traditional Edwardian flavour with promenades, playground and picnic areas. Its long-running annual Christmas – New Year carnival continues to draw visitors from throughout New Zealand and beyond for family days of entertainment and fairground rides.

The Bay area also boasts the Trevor Griffith Rose Garden, the Piazza, the Soundshell, mini golf, junior playground, paddling pool, skate park and, of course, a safe sandy beach.

Also taking advantage of the views are the quality cafés and restaurants which are in front of the Panorama Motor Lodge. The licensed premises are open from 7.30am till late.

Charge-back facilities and meals to your rooms are provided by these three businesses for our guests. The Central Business District is 100m away, with shopping, cultural and sporting facilities.