The Catlins, unique to the eastern coast of the South Island, is rugged, remote and endowed with large tracts of native rainforest. It has an abundance of wildlife, sparsely populated, scenic and unspoilt.
A temperate climate and generous annual rainfall nurture the predominantly green landscape. River valleys, hills, farmland, and forests stretch to the sea and dominate the landscape. Coastal cliffs, estuaries, beaches, sea caves, rock stacks and a petrified forest add to the seascape.
Wildlife, native plants and trees are attractions of the Catlins. Sea birds are prolific. You may see the forest-dwelling birds Tui, Bellbird, Fantail, Kererū (native pigeon) and the rare Mohua. At certain times, you may observe yellow-eyed penguins from the viewing hides.
The Catlins is also home to the New Zealand sea lion, fur seal and Hector’s dolphin.
The forests contain many native tree species, especially tree ferns, Rata, Kahikatea, Miro, Kamahi, and Silver Beech.
- Sunrise Tour
- Beach, Bush & Waterfall Tour
- Catlins Coastal ATV Experience
NOTE: Tours change daily to meet the interests of our guests; the points of interest are a guideline only.
- Natural Attraction
- Guided Tours
- Nature & Wildlife
- Outdoor Activities
- Tours and Experiences
- Family Friendly
- Wildlife Spotting
- Scenic Photo Point
- Scenic Attraction
- Scenic Tour
- Walking & Tramping
- Guided Walks