Surat Bay and Cannibal Bay are beautiful beaches with a real sense of history.

You can walk from Surat Bay to Cannibal Bay along the headland through the dunes. (follow the orange signs). En route, you will pass the site where human bones were once found.

You will see the shipwreck sign pointing to where the Surat ran aground in 1873, giving the bay its name. To find out more about the history, visit the Owaka Museum.

It is a great spot in The Catlins to see sea lions - ensure you keep a safe distance.

The 8km road to Cannibal Bay is gravel - please take care.