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Matai falls

Time: 30 min return

Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

Stirling point

Time: 2 hr round trip

Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

Hayes Shop

The Worlds Fastest Indian Legend

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

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Time: 15 minutes return

Self containment

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Toko Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Toko Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

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

Purakaunui Bay Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

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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

FRIENDLY PARK ANIMALS
Mating ritual or lovers tiff?

20 minutes return

Primo

Time: 40 min return, Distance: 2km 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

Time: 20 min return

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

Time: 10 - 30 min return depending on walk taken

Desending to Roe Hut

Dusky Track

Fiordland National Park

Dusky Track

Fiordland National Park

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

Time: 20 minutes return