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A true blue, quirky mix of heartland and bogan, add a dash of the gay in Gore and gregarious local penguins on lonely beaches.

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Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

1 km return | 20 minutes return

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Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

Mating ritual or lovers tiff?

20 minutes return

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Stirling point

6.2 km return | 2 hours return

Time: 40 min – I hr return depending on walk taken

Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

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

Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

Whisky Creek Track

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

Whisky Creek Track

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

Time: 2 hours (loop track) plus a 30-45 minutes side track

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Dolamore Park

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, Gore

Dolamore Park

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, Gore

Primo

1.5 km return | 40 minutes return

FRIENDLY PARK ANIMALS

A beautiful and peaceful rural stay close to rivers and surrounded by mountains.

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Becca1

United Kingdom

South of South Island, Southern Coastal Drive: Great drive, lots of lookouts, walks, views, great sight seeing, nice to see the real New Zealand, e.g. towns not commercialised for tourists. Starts at Owaka.

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Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

Seals at Surat Bay

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Time: 10 - 20 minute walk to view large Sea Lions

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

500 m return | 10 - 20 minutes return

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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.

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Purakaunui Falls head on

1 km return | 20 minutes return

Please leave the site as you found it, especially take rubbish away and no toilet paper in the bushes.

Piano Flat Camping Ground
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