The Catlins – Guide for Backpackers


Things to Do and Sights to See in The Catlins

Tucked away in the bottom corner of the South Island is a place of amazing rock formations and a mecca for marine wildlife. The Catlins is a coastal region starting from Kaka Point in the north and ends at Fortrose further south.

Among coastal caves and ‘nuggets’ of rock is a piece of ancient history in the fossilised forest of Curio Bay. Backpackers, penguins, seals and dolphins all share a love for the Catlins Coast.

Inland, there are many bushwalks to enjoy. We especially recommend seeing the waterfalls of Purakaunui Falls, McLean Falls and Matai Falls.

For more insights on the Catlins, check out the 18 Amazing Attractions You Can’t Miss in The Catlins.

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