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1 km return | 20 minutes return

Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

See dolphins in their natural habitat from the beach at Curio Bay

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.


1.5 km return | 40 minutes return

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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Slope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand

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Victoria Slater

United Kingdom

Curio and Porpoise Bays: We saw fur seals, hectors dolphins, yellow eyed penguins and a petrified tree forest, all for free. Fantastic given that you usually have to pay to see penguins and dolphins elsewhere. Great motorcamp on the cliff above the bays.


Time: 30 minutes return

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