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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

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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

Primo

1.5 km return | 40 minutes 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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Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

500 m return | 10 - 20 minutes 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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Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Time: 45 minute round trip

Estury Boardwalk

Time: 15 - 30 min return depending on walk taken

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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Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

500 m return | 20 minutes return

Time: 15 minutes return

Time: 5 hrs one way, Distance: 8km

3 km return | 1 hour return

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

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: 10 - 40 min return depending on walk taken

Port Craig Wharf

Time: 10 - 13 hrs, Distance: 33 km (one way)