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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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1 km return | 20 minutes return

Stirling point

6.2 km return | 2 hours return

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

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

Primo

1.5 km return | 40 minutes return

Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

500 m return | 20 minutes return

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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

Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

Purakaunui Falls head on

1 km return | 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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Time: 45 minute round trip

Estury Boardwalk

Time: 15 - 30 min return depending on walk taken

The campsite

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

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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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Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Peering out of the caves

Cathedral Caves Walk

Waipati Beach Scenic Reserve

Cathedral Caves Walk

Waipati Beach Scenic Reserve

approx 2 km return | 45 minutes return

Time: 5 hrs one way, Distance: 8km

Matai falls

1 km return | 30 minutes return

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

3 km return | 1 hour return

Time: 10 - 40 min return depending on walk taken