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Jack's Blowhole
& Jack's Bay

Stunning coastal views

A place to enjoy lovely beach walks and a spectacular blowhole.

Jack's Bay is located 6 km from Owaka. It is a picturesque location with a row of holiday homes looking out over the ocean. The beach is family friendly and  great for walking and spotting wildlife such as sea lions. It is also another great spot in The Catlins for watching the sunrise.

The bay connects to a walking track which leads to a blowhole 55 metres deep. The walk is across farmland marked by painted poles and has some steep sections.  A strong high tide is required for spouting to occur to see the  blowhole in action but the views make it a worthwhile place to visit.

Carpark to blowhole: 1 hour return. Open all year round.