The Catlins is a corner of New Zealand untainted by the modern world – a place where time has stood still and a visitor may enjoy the forests and wildlife and life-style of a bygone era. Here, close to the rich Sub-Antarctic, feeding grounds can be found some of the world’s rarest marine animals – three penguin species (including Hoiho, the Yellow-Eyed Penguin), Hooker’s Sea Lions, Hectors Dolphins, Elephant Seals, as well as New Zealand Fur Seals. Notable also are the seabirds: Mollymawks, Shags, Gannets and millions of Titi (Sooty Shearwaters). Rocky platforms carved by the sea, secret coves and sweeping beaches of gleaming, wave-combed sand are all part of the exhilarating variety of coastal scenery.


Suggested Activities Include:

  • Farmstay at Chaslands Farm Cottages
  • Caitlins Ecotour
  • Caitlins Traverse Guided Walk
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