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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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1 km return | 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

Stirling point

6.2 km return | 2 hours return

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

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

500 m return | 10 - 20 minutes return

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Purakaunui Falls head on

1 km return | 20 minutes return

Primo

1.5 km return | 40 minutes return

Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

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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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Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Time: 45 minute round trip

Estury Boardwalk

Time: 15 - 30 min return depending on walk taken

Time: 15 minutes return

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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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Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

500 m return | 20 minutes return

Time: 5 hrs one way, Distance: 8km

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

The track along the coast to the blowhole.

3 km return | 1 hour return

Slope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand

Entrance to Cathedral Caves

Cathedral Caves Walk

Waipati Beach Scenic Reserve

Cathedral Caves Walk

Waipati Beach Scenic Reserve

approx 2 km return | 45 minutes return

600 m return | 10 minutes return

Port Craig Wharf

Time: 10 - 13 hrs, Distance: 33 km (one way)