Experience The Catlins


The Catlins, the spectacular coastal stretch between Balclutha and Invercargill, boasts a rugged beauty and untouched quality that is magnetic. Here you’ll find a world of native forests fringed by high cliffs, deserted sandy beaches, sparkling bays, cascading waterfalls, hidden lakes, blowholes, caves, picturesque lighthouses and even a petrified forest. These environments are home to an array of fauna, from native birds to seals, sea lions, dolphins, and the endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguins, only found in New Zealand. The Catlins’ natural landscapes are enthralling and the wildlife is extraordinary.


For a detailed map of The Catlins, see here: Catlins Map


With all this and more, on our doorstep, The Catlins Area School is the perfect choice for your 'Kiwi Experience'. Away from the cities and busy lifestyle of the major New Zealand centres, The Catlins really is a 'hidden gem'!



Whether you crave waterfalls, forests, beaches or wildlife, The Catlins has it all in abundance. See the following links for more information: