Sea lions Fergus Sutherland

Dolphins, Sea
lions & Seals

Where to See

Read more about the following Wildlife and find the places where you might see them on The Catlins map.


Dolphin (Hector's)

Can be found at: Curio and Porpoise Bay areas of the southern Catlins.

Sea Lions & Seals

New Zealand sea lions (Rapoka/Whakahao)

Formerly called Hooker’s sea lions.

Can be found at: Waipapa Point, Jacks Bay, Surat Bay and Cannibal Bay, Nugget Point, Kaka Point and along the coast to Nugget Point.

Fur seals (Kakeno)

Can be found at: Waipapa Point, Nugget Point, Long Point.

Elephant Seals

Can be found: Occasionally at Nugget Point.