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Private Tour: Dunedin to the Catlins

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Waterfalls, deserted beaches, coastal rainforest, and rare wildlife can all be found in the Catlins. Explore this remote part of the South Island on a private day trip from Dunedin. You'll learn about early Maori inhabitants and European settlers from your personal guide, who has a Department of Conservation (DOC) concession with access to unforgettable places.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nugget Point/Tokata Walks, Esplanade Road Catlins coastal area, Balclutha New Zealand

We will walk to the Lighthouse where where you will see one of the largest breeding areas on NZ Fur Seals

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: McLean Falls, Rewcastle Road Tautuku River in Catlins Conservation Park, Papatowai 9586 New Zealand

This 30 minute walk to an enchanting waterfall will leave you inspired

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: off Southern Scenic Highway 799 Cannibal Bay Road, Clutha District, Otago, Owaka 9271 New Zealand

We'll stop here to learn about the rich Maori history and look for NZ Sea-Lions - depending on the day we may stop at another beach

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre, 10 Campbell Street, Owaka 9535 New Zealand

We make a 30-40 minute stop for lunch, there is a great pizza option or cafe here.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Florence Hill Lookout, 14/22 Chaslands Hwy, Papatowai 9586 New Zealand

This is one of the finest lookouts in the Catlins - mind blowing!

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Curio Bay Natural Heritage Centre, Curio Bay New Zealand

Close to hear we will look for the rare Hector Dolphin - we have a 70% chance of seeing them during the warmer months. You will also have the opportunity to look at ancient fossilised forest - one of the best examples in the world, here sometimes we come across the Yellow Eyed Penguin

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Gratuities
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - McLean Falls

  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Cannibal Bay

10 hours

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.