Purakaunui Bay is a stunning stretch of Catlins coast which boasts the area’s highest sea cliffs. 

This wild bay has witnessed the largest winter waves recorded in New Zealand. It is a special surfing spot, complemented by a beautiful bush backdrop.

The cliffs of Purakaunui Bay was featured in the Chronicles of Narnia film. Cair Paravel, the great castle was computer-generated onto the cliff tops.

A great place to spot seals and sea lions and has an amazing DOC campground. Basic facilities can be found right next to the beach. The access road is not tar sealed - please take care.

The famous triple-tiered Purakaunui Falls can be found nearby.

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