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The Catlins

The Catlins: Our most recommended tours and activities

The Catlins: Sea Kayak Tour to Nugget Point Lighthouse

1. The Catlins: Sea Kayak Tour to Nugget Point Lighthouse

Kayak along the coastline and in between the rocky islets while spotting the rare and endangered wildlife that inhabits this area. Watch the fur seal colony as they play between the water and rocky shore. Marvel at the albatross, if it comes in close, and scan the sky for the vast number of sea birds flying above. The sea lions may roar below you while a dolphin porpoise or a blue penguin darts by. From the wave-eroded rocks referred to as ‘The Nuggets’, see the envious visitors high above at the Nugget Point Lighthouse before journeying back to the historical launching bay.

The Catlins: 2-Hour Sunrise Kayaking Tour

2. The Catlins: 2-Hour Sunrise Kayaking Tour

Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour sea kayaking tour at sunrise off the shore of New Zealand's southeastern corner of the South Island. Join an expert guide and discover the unique wildlife and beautiful seascapes off the shore of The Catlins. Begin your tour as the sun goes up in the early morning. Paddle across the sea and feel like the only person on the ocean surrounded by a tranquil water environment. Head towards the breathtaking rock formations locally known as "The Nuggets" where your knowledgeable guide will search for interesting and endangered wildlife to observe. Be on the lookout for curious but playful fur seals who could swim over to say hello. Catch a glimpse of the yellow-eyed penguin or a get visit from the albatross soaring up in the skies searching for food. Once the sun is high in the sky, return to the historical launching bay taking in the stunning landscapes of The Caitlins as you glide back to shore.

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