This is a must-do at low tide. Check out the sign at the entrance for opening times. There is plenty to keep you busy in the area.

You can pick up a map at the quirky Whistling Frog Cafe. They have great coffees and scones as well. The caves are situated at the bottom of the hill so be prepared for a bit of a puff coming back up the hill through the bush. There are seats along the way.

A flashlight will help you see the back of the caves. Wear sandals and shorts as you may get wet feet. Also, some insect repellent is a good idea.

Not dog friendly because of the penguins and fur seals you may encounter in the Caves. The Trust charges $5 per adult and $3 per child as an access fee to help maintain the road. Toilets at the parking lot.

Tide Times PDF


Tide Times

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The Catlins New Zealand

There is so much to see and do in this amazing area of New Zealand's South Island. Whether you are a hiking enthusiastic or a weekend stroller, the many attractions offer an incredible diversity of flora, fauna and scenery.

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Ph 03 415 8338

Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route