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 - 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.
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 Molesworth Station, New Zealand’s largest high-country cattle station with our passionate guides who will bring the whole experience to life for you. One, or two-day tours available from Hanmer Springs on request for small groups or individuals. Larger groups can be catered for also.
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Winton Workplace First Aid Workshop
Winton Workplace First Aid Workshop Attain your St John First Aid Level 1 certificate (valid for two years) Participants have the option of having NZQA unit standards 6401 and 6402 accredited. Please discuss with ...
Where: The Salvation Army, Winton, Southland District
Address: 7 Dejoux Road, Winton, Southland District
From: 8:30am on Thursday 28th July 2022
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 28th July 2022
Jason Kerrison (opshop) - Someone Should Love You Tour: CANCELLED
Jason Kerrison is an award-winning recording artist with a lifetime love for the sacred power of sound. So in the spirit of his new single ‘Someone Should Love You’ featuring Leigh Franklin, Jason is holding an ...
Where: Southland Musicians Club, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 33 Preston St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 7:00pm on Friday 29th July 2022
To: 11:00pm on Friday 29th July 2022
Working With NAIT AND MINDA – Southern Southland
Come and join us for a workshop on how to get the best out of NAIT and MINDA. Jenna McCabe (OSPRI) and Amanda Bisset (LIC) will show you how NAIT and MINDA can work together to help with all your herd movements so you ...
Where: Farm Source Invercargill, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 61 Bill Richardson Drive, Invercargill, Southland
From: 10:00am on Monday 1st August 2022
To: 12:30pm on Monday 1st August 2022
Getting to Know Your Tablet / Smartphone
Better digital future for seniors Edendale. Getting to Know Your Tablet / Smartphone You will need to bring your own tablet/smartphone to each class. - Introduction to your tablet / Smartphone - Introduction to ...
Where: Edendale Plunket Rooms, Edendale, Southland District
Address: 9 Brydone Street, Edendale, Southland District
From: 1:00pm on Monday 1st August 2022
To: 3:00pm on Monday 22nd August 2022
Paint and Wine Night - A Starry Night
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Invercargill! No previous painting ...
Where: The Cabbage Tree Restaurant and Tavern, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 379 Dunns Road, Otatara, Invercargill, Southland
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 4th August 2022
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 4th August 2022
Creative Connection Glass Painting & Acrylic Abstract
Creative Connection Glass Painting & Acrylic Abstract Create your own design or choose from a variety of prepared designs to inspire you. Glass painting is uncomplicated and is very rewarding where some skills and ...
Where: Southern REAP, Gore, Southland
Address: 6 Fairfield St, Gore, Southland
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 4th August 2022
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 29th September 2022
HUSH HUSH - Paige Julia & friends...
PAIGE JULIA winner of the Aotearoa Music Award - Best Electronic Artist 2021 is coming to Invercargill for the first time to grace the stage for HUSH HUSH! Don't expect a huge sales rant trying to convince you why you ...
Where: Tillermans, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 16 Don St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 10:00pm on Friday 5th August 2022
To: 3:00am on Saturday 6th August 2022
Meridian Hydro Half Marathon
The 2022 Meridian Hydro half marathon & Mitre 10 Te Anau 10k is back for the 4th Year. Starting at the location of the original Hydro Construction Village, the race crosses the Te Anau-Manapouri Highway and drops ...
Where: Fiordland Trail, Te Anau, Southland
Address: Te Anau, Kepler Farm, Manapouri
From: 10:30am on Saturday 6th August 2022
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 6th August 2022
The Celtic Unleashed
Bagpipes and Rock. The Hokonui Celtic Pipe Band, previous winners of the Grade 4A New Zealand Championships, team up with top local musicians to create a magical blend of "Celtic Rock". Add to that some great local ...
Where: St James Theatre, Gore, Southland
Address: 61 Irk St, Gore, Southland
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 14th August 2022
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 14th August 2022
Mad Doggerel Cabaret
Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Their Mad Doggerel poetry cabaret is full of cascading words, wild musicality and ...
Where: Stewart Island Community Centre, Stewart Island, Southland
Address: Ayr Street, Oban, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, Southland
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th August 2022
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 16th August 2022