About the Catlins

Come and explore this “hidden gem” on the south eastern coast of the South Island, New Zealand. The Catlins is an area of great contrasts and natural beauty with an abundance of wildlife. From magnificent coastal cliffs and headlands, long sweeping beaches, coves and sandy bays; to extensive temperate rainforests, waterfalls and rolling farmland, the Catlins is a fascinating, rugged place “off the beaten track.”

The largest township is Owaka with a population of almost 400 people.  Other settlements in the district are Kaka Point, Pounawea, Tahakopa, Papatowai, Tokanui, Waikawa and Fortrose, all of which offer accommodation and some services.

In an area known for its remoteness and low population, the Catlins is really something special!


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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