Catlins Care Code

Click here for a copy of the updated Catlins Care Code.

The Catlins "Where will you Camp?" Brochure

Visitors to the Catlins are encouraged to stay in the Holiday Parks, Department of Conservation camping grounds or other designated areas. This handy brochure and poster have helpful information including address details of the camping grounds and a map.

Cathedral Caves

The caves are open one hour before and after low tide. Please always check the tide charts or ask at Information Centres for the latest information.

Catlins Community Tourism Strategy

The new strategy is an updated revised version of the original 2004 Catlins Tourism Strategy, developed in partnership by creating a ‘working team’ with Venture Southland, Catlins Coast Inc. and the Tourism Catlins charitable Trust with input from Catlins Community Promotions Groups.  Strategy document


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Events Calendar

January 2018

7 Jan: Catlins Heritage Tour

Visiting places of historical interest; Caberfeidh, Kahuika, Tahakopa, Maclennan.
Commentaries from local residents and Catlins Historical Society members.
Leaving the Owaka Museum at 1.00 pm
Adults: $10.00 Children: Free
Includes afternoon tea at the Owaka Museum.
Bus available - Bookings required.
Contact: John Burgess 03 415 8293, Carolyn Deverson - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

13 Jan: Beach Market Day at Kaka Point

Beach Market Day at Kaka Point. 9.30 am - 2 pm
50 + Stalls.
Held in the Community Hall and surrounding areas outside the hall and The Point Cafe & Bar.
Areas set aside for car boot sales.
Contact Pauline Simpson 03 412 8783 - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Starting 20 Jan: Clutha Country Summer Series – Tri Athlon

Holiday Triathlon Series, Contact Tiny Carruthers 027 4367 174

27 Jan: Robbie Burns Scottish Night Hoe Down - Niagara Hall

Look out the tartan and come and celebrate Robbie Burns birthday at Niagara Hall. 8 pm. $5 entry.
Enquiries Janice Broad - 03 2469 566 or Steven Hayes 2468 446

February 2018

3-4 Feb: Bluegrass Music Festival - Niagara Falls Café

The Progress Valley Possum Pickers
For enquiries please contact:
Music - Steven Hayes on (03) 2468 446 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Camping - Steven Hayes on (03) 2468 446 or Alton McDonald (03) 217 5608 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Stalls, entertainment and restaurant bookings please call Niagara Falls Cafe (03) 2468 577 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Feb: Catlins Wisp Hill Climb Trail Ride

Trail Ride Owaka/Clinton Rd.
Contact Lyndon Clark, 03 415 8834, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

17 Feb - Papatowai Challenge

The Papatowai Challenge is a pre-season fun run and walk from a holiday home in the Catlins. It is
signposted at the south end of Tahakopa River Bridge Papatowai. Runners must be 13 years & over.
Papatowai is located approximately two hours from Dunedin and twenty-five minutes south of Owaka.
The Southern Scenic Route is now fully sealed. The Papatowai Challenge is run over the measured distance of 15.5 km and is over a varied scenic
course of well formed bush tracks, beach running and local roads.
For more information contact Wayne Allen 03 454 4863, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

27 Feb - 4 March: Edge of the World Mixed Media Art Exhibition - Waikawa Hall

Local and outside artists exhibit a vibrant range of works. Small door charge. 9.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.
For more details contact: Janice Broad - 03 2469 566 or Cala Paenga - 03 2468 434

March 2018

3 Mar: Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade - Owaka

Contact Katy Button, 027 412 0008. Refer above in news section for more information.

11 Mar: Johnstone Electrical Bridge to Beach event

An annual event with range of race options from Balclutha to Kaka Point.
Lisa Lyall,, 0275 42 77 42

16-18 Mar: The Catlins Canter - Owaka

An annual two day horse trek hosted by the Owaka Lions Club.
Based in the Purakaunui Falls Area. This will be the 20th Catlins Canter organised by the Owaka Lions Club.
Warren Burgess, Owaka Lions Club, 03 415 8019

April 2018

7 Apr: Tokanui Big Rock Cougars - Progress Valley

A motorbike trail ride for keen motorbike enthusiasts.
Contact Sarah McLean, Ph 03 2468 781, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

June 2018

June: Southland Districts Arts Trust Poetry Day - Tokanui Tavern 2pm

Recitals of poetry including original material.
Contact Steven Hayes, Ph 03 2468 446

August 2017

Aug: The Catlins Coast Rally - An exciting car rally tackling many country roads.

Roger Laird, Ph/Fax 03 208 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Dec 2018

Dec: Curio Bay Big Dig

Community fundraising event.  Sand modelling from 1 pm. Big Dig 3.00 pm
Greta Buckingham, Ph 03 2468 425

Dec: Kaka Point New Year’s Eve

Annual bonfire on the beach.

31 Dec: New Year’s Eve Hoe Down

Locals and visitors get together to see in the New Year at Niagara Hall.
Janice Broad - 03 2469 566, Marylyn Hayes - 03 2468 446

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Catlins Coast Inc. Newsletter September 2018
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