The Catlin’s Coast

The deepest south we explored in New Zealand… only 2,600 miles from Antartica!

The rugged Catlin’s Coast is genuinely an eyeful with the turquoise ocean lined with whitewater, sharp cliffs, and scattered islands. It’s worth the windy gravel roads to explore. The Catlin’s are easily accessible from Dunedin, just 90 minutes drive down Highway 1. We stopped at Nugget Point, Roaring Bay, Kaka Point and Purakaunui Bay. Wildlife highlight: observing yellow-eyed penguins from a Department of Conservation viewing hide, the rarest penguin species in the world and suuuch adorable little creatures!

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