South Catlins forms the southern portion of The Catlins, located between Balclutha and Invercargill. Wildlife and native plants and trees are a feature of the Catlins. Varieties of sea birds are prolific and you may see the forest-dwelling birds tui, bellbird, fantail, native pigeon and the rare mohua. You may also be fortunate enough to observe yellow-eyed penguins from the viewing hides provided. more
The Catlins is also home to the New Zealand sea lion, fur seal and the Hector’s dolphin. The forests contain many native tree species especially tree ferns, rata, kahikatea, miro, kamahi, and silver beech. The remarkable Catlins is renowned for its ever-changing panoramic views of moody skies, wind-shorn trees, rugged shores, forests and pastureland.
Be sure to bring your camera when you explore the Catlins!
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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.
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 - Experience the stunning landscapes of the Marlborough high country region. Tour options include day tours, guided cycle tours, cruise ship shore excursions, small-group multiday heritage tours, Marlborough Winery tours, self-drive 4WD tours. With 30 years' experience owners Geoff and Lee, and their local guides offer a variety of experiences to explore the Blenheim, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and West Coast Regions.
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 - 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 modern dorms and rooms, along with great-value self-contained unit. We provide clean and affordable accommodation without compromising on quality. This is the southernmost accommodation available in the South Island.
Mobile-friendly - Our friendly hostel is situated on the edge of the Catlins Estuary right next to a beautiful beach (Surat Bay) inhabited by native New Zealand Sea Lions. Spectacular and inspiring place to base yourself for a few days and experience one of New Zealand's finest natural havens of wonderful scenery and wildlife in its native environment. 5 kilometres from Owaka.
Mobile-friendly - Located at the southern end of Catlins Forest Park in the coastal village of Waikawa, this spacious centrally heated, four-bedroom lodge & two fully self-contained cottages, provide high quality accommodation for visitors to this fascinating region. Famous for its superb scenery and opportunities to view penguins, sea-lions and dolphins, the Catlins offers a truly New Zealand off-the-beaten-track holiday. WIFI available.
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ILT Art Awards Exhibition
The ILT Art Awards Exhibition occurs annually in Invercargill, Southland. This year there were 76 entries from artists all over NZ. Come and view the extraordinary collection of artwork at Raw Gallery, 25 Don ...
Where: Raw Gallery, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 25 Don Street
From: 9:00am on Wednesday 8th August 2018
To: 5:00pm on Friday 7th September 2018
Taonga Pūoro Exhibition
Main exhibition – ‘Taonga Puoro (traditional Maori musical instruments)’. Featuring: Oraka Aparima Runaka’s collection created by Alistair Fraser This exhibition showcases Oraka Aparima Runaka’s ...
Where: Te Hikoi - Southern Journey, Riverton, Southland District
Address: 172 Palmerston Street, Riverton, Southland District
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd June 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 30th September 2018
New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country, making a ...
Where: St James Theatre, Gore, Southland
Address: 61 Irk St, Gore, Southland
From: 10:00am on Thursday 16th August 2018
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 26th August 2018
Foveaux Harmony Chorus
Love to sing? We are always looking for new members so come and check out our chorus. We are a women's Sweet Adelines Barbershop chorus. You can find us at the UFS Hall, just go down the alleyway beside Koji ...
Where: UFS Hall, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 84 Tay St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 17th May 2018
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 13th December 2018
Gore Getting Your Head Around Excel
Come along and extend your Microsoft Excel knowledge over this four week course. Nathan will cover: - Customising Excel - Introduction to workbooks & sheets, editing existing files etc - Creating simple formula, using ...
Where: Southern REAP, Gore, Southland
Address: 6 Fairfield St, Gore, Southland
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 2nd August 2018
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 23rd August 2018
Mataura Computing for Beginners
Brush up your computing skills while building your confidence over four weekly sessions. Small class size and lots of encouragement! Nathan will cover: - Week 1: Computer Basics - Week 2: Email Basics - Week 3: ...
Where: Mataura Community Centre, Gore, Southland
Address: McQueen Ave, Mataura, Gore, Southland
From: 1:00pm on Thursday 2nd August 2018
To: 3:00pm on Thursday 30th August 2018
Gore Ihi Mo Te Reo Maori - Beginners Pronunciation
Come and learn introductory Te Reo over this five week course, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The course will cover: - Learning your mihi - Beginners pronunciation - Learn short sentences - Waiata & Karakia - ...
Where: Southern REAP, Gore, Southland
Address: 6 Fairfield St, Gore, Southland
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 16th August 2018
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 13th September 2018
Winton Community Market
Welcome to our family-friendly market! Grab a cuppa and snack in our onsite cafe, pop the kids in the toy room and browse the amazing line up of stalls that we have to offer. Baby change & high chair facilities ...
Where: Winton Presbyterian Church , Winton, Southland District
Address: 11 Meldrum Street, Winton, Southland District
From: 10:00am on Saturday 17th February 2018
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 15th December 2018
Mawhitiwhiti Bags - Advanced Korowai
A great learning experience for those who have already gained the basic skills in Korowai Weaving. This class will teach the techniques for weaving a small flat bag and a small box bag using mawhitiwhiti ...
Where: Southern REAP Inc., Winton, Southland District
Address: 224 Great North Road, Winton, Southland District
From: 9:00am on Saturday 18th August 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 19th August 2018
Stags vs Hawkes Bay
2018 Mitre10 Cup. Event information: For all ticketing and inquiries please contact the ICC Booking Office, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, Phone (03) 211 1692. An allocated seating/general admission event at Rugby ...
Where: Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill, Southland
Address: Cnr Elles Rd and Tweed St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 4:35pm on Sunday 19th August 2018
To: 6:05pm on Sunday 19th August 2018