Private Tour: Dunedin to the Catlins

Waterfalls, deserted beaches, coastal rainforest, and rare wildlife can all be found in the Catlins. Explore this remote part of the South Island on a private day trip from Dunedin. You'll learn about early Maori inhabitants and European settlers from your personal guide, who has a Department of Conservation (DOC) concession with access to unforgettable places.

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Duration 10 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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  • What's included :
    • Gratuities
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • National Park fees
    • Light refreshments
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - McLean Falls
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Cannibal Bay
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Nugget Point/Tokata Walks, Esplanade Road Catlins coastal area, Balclutha New Zealand

    We will walk to the Lighthouse where where you will see one of the largest breeding areas on NZ Fur Seals

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: McLean Falls, Rewcastle Road Tautuku River in Catlins Conservation Park, Papatowai 9586 New Zealand

    This 30 minute walk to an enchanting waterfall will leave you inspired

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: off Southern Scenic Highway 799 Cannibal Bay Road, Clutha District, Otago, Owaka 9271 New Zealand

    We'll stop here to learn about the rich Maori history and look for NZ Sea-Lions - depending on the day we may stop at another beach

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre, 10 Campbell Street, Owaka 9535 New Zealand

    We make a 30-40 minute stop for lunch, there is a great pizza option or cafe here.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Florence Hill Lookout, 14/22 Chaslands Hwy, Papatowai 9586 New Zealand

    This is one of the finest lookouts in the Catlins - mind blowing!

    Duration: 6 minutes

    Stop At: Curio Bay Natural Heritage Centre, Curio Bay New Zealand

    Close to hear we will look for the rare Hector Dolphin - we have a 70% chance of seeing them during the warmer months. You will also have the opportunity to look at ancient fossilised forest - one of the best examples in the world, here sometimes we come across the Yellow Eyed Penguin

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your Dunedin accomodationDates: DailyReturn point: Returns to original departure point
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Back to Nature Tours

Activity ID: V-6586P6

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