The Catlins is a major highlight of the Southern Scenic Route. Situated off the beaten track, The Catlins encompasses the area between Kaka Point and Fortrose, spanning both Clutha and Southland Districts. The Catlins is an area of great contrasts and natural beauty with an abundance of wildlife. From magnificent coastal cliffs and headlands, long sweeping beaches, coves and sandy bays; to extensive temperate rainforests, waterfalls and rolling farmland, The Catlins is a fascinating, rugged place. The climate is temperate with a generous annual rainfall which nurtures the predominantly green landscape. more
The largest township is Owaka with a population of almost 400 people. Other settlements in The Catlins are Kaka Point, Pounawea, Tahakopa, Papatowai, Tokanui, Waikawa and Fortrose. In an area known for its remoteness and low population, The Catlins is really something special, allow plenty of time to explore!
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Mobile-friendly - Experience the awesome sights and beauty of Southern NZ. Showcasing the Heritage and Wildlife capital of NZ - Dunedin. Choose between the small-group package tours, the daily tours or even design your own tour. Experienced and knowledgeable driver/guides look after all your needs. Recipient of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellent last 6 years, member of Trip Advisors Hall of Fame.
Mobile-friendly - Imagine spending a day experiencing rare wildlife, stunning viewpoints, iconic architecture and taking you shoes off to walk on a pristine beach. This becomes reality on our Dunedin day tours that are scheduled to work in with our busy cruise ship calendar. Let our professional guides bring you back to nature on a journey through history, scenery and wildlife.
We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE! Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!?
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's best wildlife tour—visit one of the world's few untouched areas with its amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. Our 'Peninsula Encounter' is absolutely unrivalled offering close, exciting, small group viewing of royal albatross, hookers sealions, blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins in a beautiful isolated area. New Zealand Tourism Award winner in four categories.
Mobile-friendly - This exclusive single day shore excursion presents DUNEDIN, New Zealand's most beautiful city, and the grandeur of the Otago Peninsula with its unique wildlife and spectacular scenery. Our exclusive private penguin conservation area allows you to go where others have no access, to appreciate the animals, the solitude and the beautiful coastline. Available only to people traveling by cruise ship.
Kaka Point Camp Ground is surrounded by beautiful coastal remnant bush with a lot of native animals and birds. Different types of accommodation, cabins, sheltered tent and power sites are available. We have many different activities to do around the area and are only a 10-minute drive from Roaring Bay, the home of the yellow eyed penguins.
Mobile-friendly - Newhaven Holiday Park is the ideal place to base yourself to explore the Catlins. Perfect for those travelling the Southern Scenic Route or looking for a retreat in a natural, idyllic surrounding. The new guest lounge creates an excellent venue to accommodate small groups such as schools, churches, family reunions, business conferences and retreats. Special group rates available. Free Wifi.
New Zealand Encounters are an experienced and Qualmarked Inbound Tour Operator, designing Vacations for our clients from all around the World, all accommodations we use for our clients are inspected by us to ensure your quality experience. With have experienced Guides to share their stories, experience and knowledge with you. Let us help you with your visit to New Zealand
Mobile-friendly - Join New Zealand's top landscape, nature and wildlife photographers to help you to get the most from your photography or visit to New Zealand. From 1-day Photography Workshops to 17-day NZ Photo Tours with New Zealand's leading landscape and wildlife photographers.
Nugget Point is one of the most distinctive land formations along the coast of the Otago region of the South Island. Located at the northern end of the Catlins coast down the road from Kaka Point, this steep headland has a lighthouse at its tip and is surrounded by The Nuggets (a number of scattered rocky islets).
Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography was established in 2003 by Grand Master Photographers Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken. They have a huge amount of photographic knowledge and they know how to share it. From their base in beautiful Queenstown they organize personalized photographic tuition sessions as well as run five day photographic workshops and tours.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy a unique experience staying absolutely on the water's edge bordering the historic Nuggets Lighthouse and wildlife reserve. Two modern, private, self-contained units, centrally heated, superb ocean and beach views, wildlife close-by including sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins. Use Nugget Lodge as a base to explore The Catlins.
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The Big Bike Film Night
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience ...
Where: Rialto Cinemas, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 11 Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago
From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
To: 10:15pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond
The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. ...
Where: Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru, North Otago
Address: 94 Thames St, Oamaru, North Otago
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
To: 10:00pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
Path to Everest
Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing. In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the ...
Where: Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 72 Brownston St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 8:15pm on Friday 17th May 2019
To: 10:30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
Wicked - The Untold Story of The Witches of Oz
NEW DATES RELEASED - 9 SHOWS ONLY - NO FURTHER EXTENSION AVAILABLE! So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Having just celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Broadway, Wicked has been seen by nearly 50 million ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 17 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 16th May 2019
To: 10:15pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
Local journalist and writer, Rob Tipa talks about his new book Treasures of Tane, in association with the City of Literature and Dunedin Public Libraries Book Night. This is the second of a series of four talks and ...
Where: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, Otago
From: 5:00pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
To: 6:00pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
Property Investor Night
The average pension for a kiwi couple is a mere $600pw, will this be enough to give you the retirement lifestyle you hoped for? How will you afford your dream holiday? The car you always wanted? How will you support your ...
Where: Distinction Hotel, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 6 Liverpool St, Dunedin, Otago
From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
Lives Worth Living: Youth Suicide in 2019
Scholarships available. This powerful workshop provides a practical and up to date assessment of what we know about youth suicide in 2019 by one of the worlds leading commentators and advisers on preventing youth ...
Where: Te Hou Ora Whanau Services, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 78 Carroll St, Dunedin, Otago
From: 9:00am on Tuesday 21st May 2019
To: 3:30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
Victoria University Undergraduate Information Evening
Learn about study options, scholarships and enrolment as well as what to expect in your first year. Hear from academics in a variety of subject areas. Check out our expo—find out about accommodation options, ...
Where: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago
Address: Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019
Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Ukiyo-e tradition of printmaking. This exhibition explores a range of his works from Kabuki actors to beautiful women and legendary Samurai heroes.
Where: Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 5 Dowling St, Dunedin, Otago
From: 11:00am on Saturday 27th April 2019
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
Dunedin Curtain Bank Tours & Talks
Have you ever wondered how a charity works, would you like to bring a group of friends along to DCB for a good look at how we help Dunedin. Our services are: A paid lining and alteration service which is realistically ...
Where: Dunedin Curtain Bank, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 174 Princes Street, Dunedin, Otago
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 21st May 2019
To: 11:00am on Tuesday 11th June 2019