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    by TomorrowsAngel Written Aug 20, 2003

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    The Catlins is a place of hidden waterfalls and river valleys, rocky coastal bays, inlets and estuaries where the great Pacific Ocean bites into the land.
    Nugget Point (Tokata) is a stunning and accessible place for viewing three penguin species (including hoiho, the yellow-eyed penguin), Hooker's sea lions, Hector's dolphins, elephant seals and New Zealand fur seals.
    Walk to Purakaunui Falls
    Hike to spectacular Cathedral Caves - accessible only at low tide
    Visit the lighthouse at Waipapa Point, scene of New Zealand's worst shipping disaster

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    Catlins Activities

    by TomorrowsAngel Updated Aug 20, 2003

    The Catlins River Walk, five hours of beech forest walk between the camping areas at Tawanui and the Wisp, is known for its beauty and rare native birds.
    At Curio Bay you will find an ancient geological phenomenon of international significance - the Petrified Forest. Fossilised trees, over 180 million years old, lie embedded on coastal bedrock. Nearby is Slope Point, the southernmost point of the South Island, with its dramatic windswept trees.
    Discover the lighthouse at Waipapa Point, scene of New Zealand's worst shipping disaster.

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