November 2016

Activities in the Catlins area, New Zealand

Experience the rugged cost of the Catlins at Nugget Point. Home to Seals and Yellow-eyed penguins.

The Catlins, is an area located in the southeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. It is home to Slope Point, the South Island's southernmost point. Heavy ocean swells attract big-wave surfers and have also caused numerous shipwrecks in the past.

Featuring a scenic coastal landscape and dense temperate rainforest it is habitat to different species of birds and mammals.

Why should you go there?

The Catlins area combines relaxing at the beach and watching wildlife. Among others, the rare yellow-eyed penguin, fur seals and sea lions.
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Hiking the great walks in Fiordland, New Zealand

Fiordland National Park in the South West of the south island is New Zealand's largest national park and is dominated by the Southern Alps.

This part of New Zealand, has a very wet climate with an annual average of 200 rainy days and an annual rainfall varying from 1200 mm in Te Anau to 8000 mm in Milford Sound.

So why would you want to go there if it rains more than half of the year?
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