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Many travellers include the Catlins experience after visiting Fiordland and Milford Sound.

They make an excellent inclusion in the loop back to Christchurch.

The Catlins, are an easy day’s drive from Te Anau, Invercargill, Queenstown or Wanaka. Just follow the Southern Scenic Route signs down State Highway 99 to State Highway 92 at Invercargill.

Alternatively, when travelling from Dunedin, the Catlins, are an easy drive down Highway 1, to State Highway 92 at Balclutha.

There are many wonderful stops along the way. The Nuggets, are a must see at Kaka Point, well worth the signposted loop road detour at Telford Agriculture School.

The Catlins McLean Falls Holiday Park is conveniently located 600 meters passed the Cathedral Caves entrance, when heading south toward Invercargill. Look for the DOC sign on the Southern Scenic Route that indicates the "McLean Falls" turnoff on Rewcastle Road. The Camp is right in front of you. Access is off Rewcastle Road.

We are located in the geographical centre of the Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park. This remote part of the Catlins is known as “ Chaslands” and was the last place in New Zealand to receive electricity from the national grid in the 1960’s. So we are literally in the Hidden Valley of the Catlins. The camp is strategically located on the recently tarsealed and upgraded Southern Scenic Route, so driving is a snap. Our farm and campground is at the entrance to the McLean Falls (considered by many to be the most spectacular in the Catlins) and a short 600 meters to the entrance of the tidal dependent Cathedral Caves..

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Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route

"One Day, One Place "

Stay awhile

You have come all this way, to the bottom of the world. Next stop, Antarctica.

The Catlins, steeped in history and swathed in the mists of time. Old whaling stations, home to a petrified forest, cascading waterfalls and wildlife that is thriving in an uncorrupted eco environment. 

So many people think of passing through the Catlins en route to other places. So many people are wrong.... The Catlins is a holiday in itself! 

“TWENTY years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Take your time and sit awhile. Explore the Catlins one day, one place, one day at a time.