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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

Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

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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

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

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Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Award winning seaside Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, Home of the NZ Sea Lions, 100% NZ Pure, eco-tourism camping experience

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Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Primo

1.5 km return | 40 minutes return

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

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AndreaT

Germany

If going by campervan, don't underestimate the distances, eat at The Beach House in Riverton, do the Rob Valley track, have windshield insurance, expect changing weather.

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At Balclutha Motor Camp we offer friendly southern hospitality.

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

500 m return | 10 - 20 minutes return

Purakaunui Falls head on

1 km return | 20 minutes return

Seals at Surat Bay

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

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

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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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Fortrose on a great day!

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping in Fortrose township, Catlins, Southland

Piano Flat Camping Ground

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

Thicket Burn Camping Ground