Kaka Point - Sun, Sand and Scenery – an adventure playground in an unspoiled natural environment.
Tunnel Hill - Historic railway tunnel built in the late 1800s. Torch required.
Jack’s Blowhole - Scenic easy walk 1 hour return. Open all year around. Ideal sea conditions required to see blowhole in action.
Catlins River Walk - Includes two 12 km routes, The Catlins River Walk and Wisp Loop Walk. At The Wisp end of the track there are 2 swing bridges, one quite early in the walk. Take a fishing rod as the Catlins River follows the walk and is good for fishing.
Tawanui - Picnicing,Walks and Camping ground.
Purakaunui Bay - Great for an afternoon barbeque or picnic. Great surf and body-boarding beach. DOC camp site.
Long Point - Just a short drive further on from Purakaunui Bay. A good place for fishing from the rocks.
Matai Falls and Rail Trail Walk - Matai Falls 30 minutes return. Rail Trail 1 hour return.
Papatowai - A special place rich in natural and human history. A place to stop and stretch the legs and admire a view where the rainforest meets the ocean.
Tautuku Boardwalk - Visit the estuary and you may see the rare fernbird.
Tautuku Beach - Take the short drive to the beach, or park your vehicle on the Southern Scenic Route and take the beach access walk.
Lake Wilkie - Reflective and peaceful. 30 minute return walk. Stunning flowering rata to be seen in summer.
Tokanui - The hub of the South Catlins. A place to recharge, refuel and then continue your journey.
Waikawa - Relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of this small, attractive settlement. On a still, fine evening reflections on the harbour make perfect photographic opportunities.
Niagara Falls - Short walk to the small Niagara Falls.
Fortrose - Fantastic sunsets over the estuary are just one of the highlights of Fortrose - the southern gateway to The Catlins coastal route.
Waipohatu - A tranquil picnic area. 20 minute return wheelchair bush track. Longer 3 hour waterfall wilderness loop track.
For more information on walks in The Catlins, have a look at the Activities page.