Stay, Eat and Escape to the Catlins
Situated at the southern entrance to the Catlins, Curio Bay is a truly special place. Best known for its rare 180 million year old petrified forest it is also home to the endangered yellow-eyed penguin and hectors dolphin. Its spectacular coastline showcases the beauty of the area, a place seemingly untouched despite its numerous natural wonders.
Tumu Toka CURIOSCAPE is the culmination of the community’s vision to show this special place to the world while also protecting and preserving it for future generations. The South Catlin’s Charitable Trust have been working towards the development of this project for the last 15 years and welcome you to come and experience all both Curio Bay and Tumu Toka CURIOSCAPE have to offer.
Tumu Toka CURIOSCAPE houses a licensed café and restaurant serving delicious southern fare with an enviable view of the beautiful yet dramatic coastline. Alongside the café is the Gateway Experience, a world class interactive centre especially designed to share the stories and history of this amazing place on the edge of the world. Within the Gateway Experience touch screens allow you to tailor your own individual experience and the immersive theatre is a must see.
Tumu Toka CURIOSCAPE is also home to The Store, the perfect place to find something to remind you of your experience in Curio Bay. The Store includes locally made products and the proceeds of many of these go towards to the environmental preservation work undertaken by the community. If you find that one day in this beautiful place is not enough then stay awhile at The Campground. Situated overlooking the swimming beach of Porpoise Bay, the Campground offers a unique coastal environment to take a break on your Catlins journey.
590 Waikawa-Curio Bay Road
Curio Bay, The Catlins