The Catlins Great Escape
The Catlins Great Escape Bike Journey
Date: 12 and 13 April 2014 - MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON.
2013 Entry Form
Route Map - Starting at Curio Bay bikers will pass through the following places - Waikawa, Niagara, The Chaslands, Tautuku (stay overnight), Florence Hill, Papatowai, Matai Falls, Gibbs Hill, The Catlins Lake ,Jacks Bay, Newhaven, Cannibal Bay, Kaka Point, Nugget Point
The 2013 tour theme was “The Two Little Boys”.
This tour will take you to locations highlighted in the recently released Sarkies Brothers hit movie “Two Little Boys” filmed in The Catlins.
After two weeks in the Catlins getting up close and personal with the wildlife and dealing with the weather, the cast and crew of Two Little Boys were sad to be leaving the area. Producer Vicky Pope said: ‘‘It’s such a beautiful place and we have been having many adventures here. We have shot some extraordinary material since we have been here,’’ she said. ‘‘We have had the actors interacting with wildlife and have shot scenes with sea lions, dolphins and penguins. That has been pretty amazing. Those are scenes that deep down inside I always wondered if we would be able to film them.’’ Pope said the cast and crew had a great time with the community, with many of them leaving messages on the Two Little Boys movie Facebook page and chatting to them. ‘‘We have had on-going communication with locals along the way and I think for everyone it has been a very positive experience,’’ she said. ‘‘We have had these extraordinary locations to use as a backdrop to the film, and in spite of the fact the weather has been quite demanding at times and we have had to think quickly and creatively, it has been beautiful."