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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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Random Goodness

1 km return | 20 minutes return

Mating ritual or lovers tiff?

20 minutes return

Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

Self containment

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Stirling point

6.2 km return | 2 hours return

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

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

Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

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

Primo

1.5 km return | 40 minutes return

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FRIENDLY PARK ANIMALS

We are closed from the start of May to mid September.

500 m return | 20 minutes return

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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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Seals at Surat Bay

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

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

Desending to Roe Hut

Dusky Track

Fiordland National Park

Dusky Track

Fiordland National Park

Time: Up to 8 - 9 days, Distance: 84 km

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

500 m return | 10 - 20 minutes return

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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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Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

Purakaunui Falls head on

1 km return | 20 minutes return