Papatowai & Chaslands
Papatowai is a small village nestled in native bush with a spectacular beach, surf breaks and coastal walks on its doorstep. The estuary comes alive in December when the rich red rata blossoms right by the beach. The Florence Hill lookout is a great place to stop and enjoy the views of Tautuku Bay, a popular spot for weddings. Lake Wilkie is a serene and atmospheric spot. Head further south and you will discover the Tautuku Wetlands, ancient podocarp forest and the majestic McLean Falls on the Tautuku River, the highest waterfall in The Catlins.