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The Catlins is one of New Zealand’s finest eco-destinations swathed in lush green rainforest, boasting beautiful beaches, wonderful waterfalls, amazing wildlife and the true highlight of the Southern Scenic Route.

Some of the world’s rarest penguins and dolphins frolic in the surf alongside seals and sea lions.

Forests full of native trees with the marvellous mimicry of the Tui, sweet songs of the bellbird provide the only soundtrack in a stunning serene setting framed by coastal cliffs.

The rainforest spills right down to the sea and it even looks majestic and mystical when the mist descends.

Coastal cliffs with sea caves and triple tiered waterfalls are all part of the rugged splendour – it is somewhere special, off the beaten track where you can dare to dream.

The Catlins is a pristine paradise!

And we would love to keep it that way! Tatu te Whenua – Please leave the land undisturbed.

The community really care about its environment, here’s the Catlins Care Code and if you want even more of a local lowdown then go to http://catlins.org.nz/

Things to do in the Catlins

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