Yellow-Eyed Penguins!!!

The yellow-eyed penguin is one of the rarest penguins in the world and can only be found in New Zealand… and I’m overjoyed to say that we got the rare opportunity to observe them in the wild! On day one of our Catlins tour we stopped at Curio Bay, a beautiful campsite nestled amongst golden […]

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Catlins… Part 2

Day 2 of the Catlins we hit the road and headed to Papatowai stopping en-route at some of the stunning waterfalls in the area – including one, not-so-stunning falls ironically named Niagara. The drive along the coast is absolutely beautiful and the falls are a short bush walk which lead to picturesque cascades… after the […]

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Catlins

Another stunning but often missed part of the South Island is the Catlins. The Catlins is a coastal region in the South-East of the country with stunning scenery, golden sandy beaches, rugged coast and amazing wildlife! We spent 2 nights, 3 days exploring the Catlins and despite 80% of the roads being unsealed and gravel […]

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