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South Catlins Arts & Heritage

This trail provides a rewarding detour off the Southern Scenic Route. Covering 70 kms of road this trail runs ...

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from $30

North Catlins Horse Riding
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North Catlins Information Centres
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North Catlins Kayaking
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Cycling

The Catlins’ bike trips are just one of the many fun ways to explore and enjoy the breath-taking area. The Ca...

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Golf

The Tokanui Golf Club is a nine hole links course situated at Fortrose on the Southern scenic route.  The cour...

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Enjoy a walk to the historic Heathfield Cemetery and learn about the history of Chaslands and its pioneer sett...

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from $4

North Catlins Arts & Heritage
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Fishing

Environment Surrounded by remote rainforest and rolling hill country, anglers seeking solitude and scenery sh...

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Fishing

For fish catch size and numbers details check the Fisheries New Zealand website or get a brochure from a loca...

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Surfing

Kaka Point to The Nuggets, Cannibal Bay, Catlins River Mouth all have power packed beach breaks. Long Point, ...

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South Catlins Information Centres
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South Catlins Walks

Waikawa The Old Coach Road is a walk across the estuary, possible at low tide, starting from the right side of...

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North Catlins Walks

Awakiki Bush Awakiki Bush Scenic Reserve featuring a very large Totara tree. There is foot access from the roa...

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North Catlins Walks

Cathedral Caves Another trademark of The Catlins is the Cathedral Caves on Waipati Beach, south of Tautuku. Th...

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North Catlins Walks

Nugget Point Tokāta Scenic Reserve   At the first carpark (Roaring Bay) there is walking path to the penguin v...

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North Catlins Walks

Shanks’ Bush Nature Trail  A 20-minute self-guided walk through a variety of habitats in a private reserve. Lo...

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North Catlins Walks

Lake Wilkie Just south of the Tautuku Outdoor Education Centre on the Southern Scenic Route a 5-minute walk ta...

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North Catlins Walks

Catlins River Track Look at the map of the track. The Catlins River Track runs from ‘The Wisp’ picnic area to...

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North Catlins Walks

Purakaunui Falls The roads to these iconic falls are well signposted from the Southern Scenic Route. The walk...

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