Southern Scenic Route

Welcome to Catlins NZ!

The Catlins - the name that conjures up images of a corner of New Zealand untainted by the modern world - a place where time has stood still and a visitor may enjoy forest, wildlife and the life-style of a bygone era. This image is a true reflection. Accidents of history have favoured protection of the Catlins and it still retains many accessible wildlife havens in its varied hill and scenic coast.

Visitors to the Catlins should plan to stay at least two or three days to fully explore this very unique area with its wildlife and spectacular natural places. The Catlins is a great place to stay and enjoy, and to get a little off the beaten track!

The famous Southern Scenic Route runs from Dunedin in the North through to Invercargill in the South (passing through the Catlins) and up to Te Anau. It is clearly marked along the highway with frequent signposts. The road is now fully sealed, but is winding and narrow in places, so care must be taken.

The Catlins in detail <<

Dunedin to Owaka: 115km
Owaka to Invercargill: 130km
Invercargill to Te Anau: 153km

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