Waipohatu (Map reference no 3)

There is a 30 minute easy forest walk following the Waipohatu stream. It gives an opportunity to view virgin coastal rainforest and a great oppotunity to view a variety of ferns.

Maori legend has it that large hairy giants called Maeroero inhabited these valleys of bush. This is a Wildman of Maori mythology who had a hairy body and lived alone in the mountains. He had long fingernails which were his weapon for killing people. There was a similar creature who lived in the forests called Maero.

A track, opposite the toilets, from the main carpark leads to an old Fordson tractor log hauler.

 

Slope Point

Slope Point

Slope Point is the southernmost point in New Zealand

Curio Bay

Curio Bay

Curio Bay on the Catlins Coast is one of the geological wonders of the world.

McLean Falls

McLean Falls

McLean Falls are one of the prettiest waterfalls in The Catlins

Cathedral Caves

Cathedral Caves

Cathedral Caves are one of the most popular drawcards in The Catlins

Tautuku Boardwalk

Tautuku Boardwalk

The Tautuku Boardwalk is a prehistoric vista of reeds and birdlife

Nugget Point

Nugget Point

Nugget Point is one of The Catlins most well known sights.