About Catlins Forest Park
The Catlins Forest Park is for the enthusiastic photographer. If you haven’t had enough of New Zealand’s natural beauty, this place is perfect to explore all of it. From dense forests to sandy beaches to a rocky landscapes. A great place to spend the day trekking. Situated on the south-east end of the South Island, start your journey at the Kaka point and move towards the Purakaunui Falls. After refreshing move towards Papatowai,where the forests meet the sea. This place is of archaeological importance as old fossils are found here. later, take a walk along the sandy beaches and through estuaries filled with rich wildlife.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Catlins Forest Park is from June to April
Catlins Forest Park
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And the South Island is veddy, veddy British in many ways. Especially in the far south. Dunedin is a nice little university town with excellent coffee and a good music scene. The University of Otago give the whole town a youthful buzz. It’s the kind of place where you go to the bandshell on the weekends in the botanical gardens and listen to the local brass band resolutely huff and puff their way through Sousa and Dion alike while the sun shines down and you feel the grass between your toes.
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At the bottom of New Zealand’s south island, the Milford Sound stretches its vast forests and pristine springs from coast to coast. Milford is considered one of the Wonders of the Natural World. The water here is so pure and cold, we could store our Montheith’s beers inside it like a fridge…
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Take one of the prettiest and most dramatic journeys in the country, over the Haast Pass through to Wanaka. En route visit Lake Matheson, otherwise known as ‘Mirror Lake’ where on a clear day it is possible to see the reflection of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mount Cook (3,754 mts/ 12,316 ft). Tonight you will stay in Wanaka, one of the most popular Kiwi vacation hot spots situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Overnight Wanaka.
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Today take the drive to what can only be described as a spectacular look-out point. At 1000m above sea level one really does have a feeling of being at the top of the world here. Also en route will be a stop at the historic Church of the Good Shepherd, featured on all New Zealand postcards. You will arrive in Christchurch sometime in the late afternoon where you can take a city tour. Spots that will be marked on your map include: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, Christchurch Gondola, Re-Start Mall and New Regent Street. We will also recommend some great dining in the central city. Overnight Christchurch.