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Timaru Attraction - Caroline Bay

As Summer begins to creep up on us once again, we look towards perhaps one of Timaru’s most well-known hotspots. Caroline Bay.

The beautiful and friendly atmosphere around the bay attracts thousands of people every year. And with the upcoming nationally renowned Caroline Bay Carnival just around the corner, we expect a few thousand more!

Caroline Bay is a stunning location to visit in all seasons and is appreciated by people of all ages. Hire a bike and cruise around the breath-taking Bay, enjoy the lavish vistas with friends, family, and bring your pets!

The summer heat may even coax you into getting on your togs and having a dip. Then, once you’ve cooled off make sure not to miss the boardwalk, rose garden and bird aviary. It's a great way to spend an entire day, relaxing at one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

The Caroline Bay Carnival spans a total of 15 days, so there is no reason to miss this amazing experience. If the adrenaline pumping rides and games weren’t enough to change your mind (we doubt that), then how about FREE concerts every single night! Caroline Bay also has a display of fireworks worth $15,000 to bring us into 2019 on New Year's Eve. For the full list of rides, concerts, competitions and more to be held at this year’s Caroline Bay Carnival, see the link below.

We look forward to seeing you at Ashley Motor Lodge after a fun day down in Caroline Bay.

Ashley Motor Lodge Spring Update!

Sept-Oct-Nov 2018

Welcome to our quarterly customer update. Each quarter we will share the latest news from Ashley Motor Lodge, upcoming events in Timaru and feedback from customers who have chosen to stay with us.

Spring is almost in full bloom and Timaru is ushering in the season with loads of great activities for your next visit. We’ve got the Trevor Griffith Rose Garden or the Timaru Botanic Gardens to admire or local cafes to enjoy spring specials. If you’re looking for a romantic escape or family destination, Timaru has plenty to offer this season.

Upcoming Events - Here are some events happening in our corner of the world that we think you’ll enjoy!

The Timaru Campus of Aoraki Polytechnic is hosting the Extravaganza Fair. This event is a family affair, free and a perfect opportunity to make the most of the spring weather. Roll up to Season 4 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event on the 6th and 7th of October for an extravagant weekend!

Timaru is hosting the 18th South Island Masters Games from the 5th of October to the 14th of October! These two weekends are going to be a celebration of sport that Kiwi’s of all ages can get amongst.

Ashley Motor Lodge – What’s New

We're giving away a weekend in Timaru! Two nights accommodation, tickets to the movies and dinner at Speights Ale House, sounds good? Head over to our Facebook Page to enter ( Link at the bottom of this article) Be Quick - the competition closes at the end of September!

We received a 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
These awards are given to accommodations that consistently receive great reviews from their guests. The people have spoken and we are excited to have won this award.

Did you know you can make an online enquiry, or check availability, rates and bookings all online? We make sure that booking your next visit is easy and stress-free. We’ve got plenty of ways to contact us so be sure to find one that suits you.

Reviews and Feedback:
We are sure that you’ll love your stay with us, just as much as these guests did! Check out these reviews and see what our guests have to say about us.

Great Place to stay in Timaru
"If you’re in Timaru the ASURE Ashley Motor lodge in a great option. Everything was spotless clean, management was friendly and happy to offer suggestions for the local area. They go the extra distance with good plunger coffee, quality teas and extras in your room. We woke prior to daybreak for a 15 min walk to the beach, a great way to start your day."
5 Stars, SoloSurfer, 8 July 2018, Trip Advisor

Terrific Stay
"The room was sparkling and the manager friendly and helpful, got us everything we needed including directions to the grocery store and the local Botanic Gardens for a sunset walks I'd stay here again in a heartbeat!"
5 Stars, Jill M, 18 June 2018, Trip Advisor

We hope you enjoyed our news update and we invite you to share it with anyone who is looking for accommodation in Timaru. And don't forget to connect with us on Facebook to hear about what's happening in the region. Local events and attractions... We have it covered! And if you have any questions about ASURE Ashley Motor Lodge, give us a call or send us a message, we would love to hear from you.

Until next time!

Carl & Janet
Your Hosts
Asure Ashley Motor Lodge

Ashley Motor Lodge Winter News

Welcome to our quarterly customer update. Each quarter we will share the latest news from Ashley Motor Lodge, upcoming events in Timaru and feedback from customers who have chosen to stay with us.
Timaru is the perfect place to go this winter when you want to leave it all behind and enjoy some quality time away with your family. Located a short distance from Lake Takapo and with great views of Aoraki/Mount Cook Timaru is on the doorstep of the Southern Alps giving you some of the best scenery in the world.

Upcoming Events:

The Smokefree Rock Quest Timaru Final is on the 22 of June. Let your hair down and support young musicians as they go for glory. There is an event link below

See The Feelers on their 25th Anniversary Tour on 30th of June. The Feelers are one of New Zealand’s most successful and popular bands. They have more awards than you need to know about, what you really need to know is that going to The Feelers is a great night out.

Ashley Motor Lodge – What’s New

We are all so proud to be sponsors of Tom Walsh, a favourite son of Timaru. His gold medal win in Shotput at the 2018 Gold Coast Common Wealth Games made us all smile. Congratulations Tom!

Did you know we have spa baths?

The key to enjoying a day out during the winter months is knowing you will be coming back to something warm and cosy. We have 15 units featuring spa baths and they are just the thing to relax in and warm you up.

Reviews and Feedback:

We enjoy our guests and the one thing we like more than having them stay is hearing they had a good time with us. This is what they have said:

This place was perfect for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Christchurch! Lovely clean, modern and spacious rooms! Hosts are lovely and accommodating, very knowledgeable about local sites, attractions and great places to eat!! The Asure Ashley Motor Lodge has everything you need and more!!
5 Stars, Benjamin S, 2 April 2018, Trip Advisor

I was worried when work booked me into a place on the main road because I don't sleep well with noise but I had no problems sleeping here. The room was clean and tidy, it even had a semi private courtyard attached. Fresh milk instead of that UHT crap that is never enough, and breakfast available was an added bonus that I didn't expect. The people here were super friendly without being invasive and nosey as well. I would absolutely stay here again!
5 Stars, Camille S, 18 March 2018, Trip Advisor

We hope you enjoyed our news update and we invite you to share it with anyone who is looking for accommodation in Timaru. And don't forget to connect with us on Facebook to hear about what's happening in the region. Local events and attractions... We have it covered! And if you have any questions about Asure Ashley Motor Lodge, give us a call or send us a message, we would love to hear from you.

Until next time!

Carl & Janet
Your Hosts
Asure Ashley Motor Lodge

Ashley Motor Lodge News

Jan-Feb-Mar 2018

Welcome to our quarterly customer update. Each quarter we will share the latest news from Ashley Motor Lodge, upcoming events in Timaru and feedback from customers who have chosen to stay with us.

Upcoming Events:

The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop is happening again on March 16th-18th. This is a fantastic fundraiser for South Canterbury Hospice. Last year the even brought 5000 people to our region and raised $40,000! A great weekend to get amongst the action!

Kick off the year with a celebration of all that is Irish! Warm your heart with a concert full of singalongs, dancing, and Irish jokes on Saturday the 28th April. Foster and Allen's mega hits include 'Old Flames' & 'Maggie' which has seen them amass record sales in excess of 20 million sales! This is sure to be a night to remember!

Ashley Motor Lodge- What's New:

On Wednesday the 14th March we are helping to bring World Champion shot putter Tom Welsh back to his hometown of Timaru for the Timaru Super Shot! There will be a number of international sports starts in the region, and this exciting interactive event will be like no other!

Need all the comforts of home? For those hot days or cool winter nights, Ashley Motor Lodge have installed Panasonic Heat Pumps and air conditioning in all of our units! Set the room to the temperature you desire to make your stay with us that much more comfortable. And why not soak up some relaxation in one of our 15 spa units.

Reviews and Feedback:

We work hard to ensure that every guest enjoys their stay with us. But don’t take our word for it, just look at what our guests are saying, it's nice to know we exceed expectations.

"Deserved its No 1 in Timaru. This has been by far the cleanest best-equipped motel we've ever stayed in. Great TV choice, nice toiletries in the spacious bathroom with large spa bath. Really pleasant check-in staff too. Could not fault it!"
- 5 STARS - Crystal from Marlow, UK, reviewed 18th Feb 2018

" Pleasantly Surprised! The place is convenient and close to town and botanical park. Our room was very big and clean. Lots of light and windows for fresh air. Comfortable overstuffed chairs as well as chairs to sit in while eating. The bed was very comfortable and television big enough to watch anywhere you sit in the room. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. Would definitely stay here again."
- 5 STARS - Salmon from Oregon, Reviewed 17th Feb 2018

Have you stayed with us before? Let us know how we did. Click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter to leave us a review!

We hope you enjoyed our news update and we invite you to share it with anyone who is looking for accommodation in Timaru. And don't forget to connect with us on Facebook to hear about what's happening in the region. Local events and attractions... We have it covered! And if you have any questions about Ashley Motor Lodge, give us a call or send us a message, we would love to hear from you.

Until next time!

Carl & Janet
Your Hosts
Asure Ashley Motor Lodge

Dining Out In Timaru

Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs.

Being centrally located means that we are only a hop and a skip to some of Timaru's best bars, restaurants and cafes. Whether you're looking for fine dining, a quick bite, or a place party into the wee hours, Timaru has it all.

1. Cafes
The daily espresso has become such an ingrained part of Kiwi life that we almost take good coffee for granted. Some of our favourite places are the Purple Lizard Cafe and Coffee Culture, both of which are lively little places with a good selection of food, great coffee, and friendly service. If you are looking for free WiFi with your mocha, Sopheze Coffee Lounge & Catering Restaurant also has a top notch food selection and is popular with the locals. You can find all three of these cafes in Stafford Street.

2. Restaurants
Looking for something more substantial on an evening out? The Oxford Restaurant is rated as the #1 restaurant in Timaru. The meals are large and priced well, and the menu changes from time to time. We also recommend Zest Restaurant, where the meals have a spectacular reputation, the ambiance great, and the service exceptional. Booking ahead is recommended as this is a popular place. Both these restaurants are located on Stafford Street.

3. Pubs
The Speights Ale House in George Street is one of those pubs that straddles the two worlds of pub and restaurant successfully. Located just out of town, it's a bit further to travel but has plenty of TVs for your sports watching pleasure. If you're looking for something closer to town that will serve you your favourite cocktail, try the Petite Wine & Dine in Royal Arcade, just off Stafford Street. A classy stop, with live music and knowledgeable bartenders that know what they're doing.

Your friendly hosts at Ashley Motor Lodge (Carl and Janet) have all the inside knowledge on how to make your next stay in Timaru enjoyable, whether it be for business, pleasure, or just passing through.

Do you have any recommendations of your own from your wining and dining experiences in Timaru? We'd love to hear from you. Pop over to our Facebook page and leave us a "comment".

Things to do In Timaru - Biking Holidays

Timaru is located in the beautiful South Canterbury is in the Central South Island region. It enjoys a diverse range of cycling routes through coastal tracks, river bank trails and local roads. So if you are wondering what things to do in Timaru,  consider our fast and furious mountain bike trails or our gentle, low impact trails for beginners and family groups. There's always something to guarantee a memorable experience for everyone.  Our weekends guest often use Ashley Motor lodge as a central base to enjoy regional bike trail options, and the great local activities. Here are a few to consider: 


Centenial Park - Timaru's main mountain biking area is Centennial Park, a popular spot for the South Canterbury Mountain Bike Club. ( Locals call it 'The Scenic').  The area is popular with walkers and  mountain bikers. It is a lovely park in a small valley, with a mixture of native bush, pines, gums, oaks, and other exotic trees. A small lake and carpark lies at its heart, and a stream runs through the middle. It was quarried for rocks for harbour works in both the 19th and 20th centuries. The local mountain bike club has built and maintains a number of trails that can be ridden together in a variety of different ways.. Some of the tracks must be linked up by using the walking tracks (shared use) that also run through the park. 


Alps to Ocean - Experience an unspoilt paradise where people come from all over the world to enjoy stunning, wide open spaces and untouched landscapes.  For over 300 km visitors can experience some of the most beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer. Suitable for all ages, the trail is an easy grade, and offers a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails which link the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.


St James Cycle Trail - The 64km trail offers a mix of riding grades through stunning and diverse scenery including soaring mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers, high-country lakes, alpine meadows, sub-alpine beech forest and expansive grassy river flats. In spring the alpine meadows are in full bloom, while from summer through to mid-autumn riders can experience rich contrasting colours on long evenings, with the chance to see the famous St James wild horses.


For cyclists, there’s a huge range of opportunities for world class biking. While this blog covers mountain bike options, we will review some great road bike options in out next "Things to do in Timaru" news item. Join us and see why we believe Canterbury is one of the South Island's best cycling destinations! If you’re interested in learning more about our local walking and biking options, or general things to do in and around Timaru, then give  your friendly hosts Carl and Janet Mathewson at Ashley Motor Lodge  a call, they are always happy to help!

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