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Southland

A true blue, quirky mix of heartland and bogan, add a dash of the gay in Gore and gregarious local penguins on lonely beaches.

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Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

1 km return | 20 minutes return

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Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

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Mating ritual or lovers tiff?

20 minutes return

Whisky Creek Track

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

Whisky Creek Track

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

Time: 2 hours (loop track) plus a 30-45 minutes side track

At Balclutha Motor Camp we offer friendly southern hospitality.

Time: 40 min – I hr return depending on walk taken

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Stirling point

6.2 km return | 2 hours return

Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

See dolphins in their natural habitat from the beach at Curio Bay

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Thicket Burn Camping Ground

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Award winning seaside Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, Home of the NZ Sea Lions, 100% NZ Pure, eco-tourism camping experience

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Becca1

United Kingdom

South of South Island, Southern Coastal Drive: Great drive, lots of lookouts, walks, views, great sight seeing, nice to see the real New Zealand, e.g. towns not commercialised for tourists. Starts at Owaka.

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Primo

1.5 km return | 40 minutes return

Purakaunui Bay Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

500 m return | 10 - 20 minutes return

Purakaunui Falls head on

1 km return | 20 minutes return

Piano Flat Camping Ground
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Victoria Slater

United Kingdom

Curio and Porpoise Bays: We saw fur seals, hectors dolphins, yellow eyed penguins and a petrified tree forest, all for free. Fantastic given that you usually have to pay to see penguins and dolphins elsewhere. Great motorcamp on the cliff above the bays.

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Fortrose on a great day!

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping in Fortrose township, Catlins, Southland

Please leave the site as you found it, especially take rubbish away and no toilet paper in the bushes.

Dunsdale Recreation Reserve
Seals at Surat Bay

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Time: 10 - 20 minute walk to view large Sea Lions