With scenic views, recreational values, and various wildlife in one small area, few places can offer what Curio Bay can. The idyllic bay is renowned for its Hector’s dolphins and rare yellow-eyed penguins. A short venture down the road, the small fishing settlement of Waikawa is also teeming with wildlife.
Curio Bay is located in the Catlins in the southern end of New Zealand's South Island. Curio Bay is best known as the site of a petrified forest that is around 180 million years old.
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.
Head south, as far south as you can on New Zealand's South Island and start exploring the South Catlins region. As you travel the Southern Scenic Route, you'll come across Curio Bay - a place full of unique wildlife and natural attractions including a petrified forest, Yellow-eyed penguin colony, Hector's dolphins and Southern Right whales.
Curio Bay Salthouse has 3 self-contained ground floor studio units, and one 2 bedroom executive apartment on the upper level. Situated right on the beach, with unsurpassed panoramic sea views of Porpoise Bay. This motel boasts modern interior and exterior features, such as satellite television and off street parking. Free Wifi. Always warm with double-glazing and central heating throughout.
Mobile-friendly - Wanting a farmstay to suit your budget? Slope Point in South Catlins, 10 minutes from Curio Bay is surrounded by trees. This rural property has a basic dorm-room, private rooms, along with modern great-value self-contained units, plus 3 bedroom cottage. We provide clean and affordable accommodation without compromising on quality. This is the southernmost accommodation available in the South Island.
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