The Catlins "Where will you Camp?" Brochure
Visitors to the Catlins are encouraged to stay in the Holiday Parks, Department of Conservation camping grounds or other designated areas. This handy brochure and poster have helpful information including address details of the camping grounds and a map.
The Catlins Summer Programme 2018
The Catlins Summer Programme offers walks, talks, wildlife experiences, fossil hunts, local history, films, children’s activities and more. This programme has been organised by South Otago Forest & Bird in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and the Catlins Historical Society.
Click here for the full programme.
Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade
Click here for the latest information on this event.
Owaka is very excited to be the host town of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust (OGHT) Cavalcade next year. The various Cavalcade Trails (Riding, Wagons, Walking & new Bicycle’s) will be coming into Owaka on Saturday, 3rd March 2018 for Grand Parade, Family Entertainment & Market day followed by Evening dinner & Hoe Down at Owaka Sports Grounds.. plus Breakfast the next day! Cavalcade Trails will have various start locations around Otago & Southland… All will be Finishing in Owaka on the 3rd March 2018: taking in "Catlin’s Bush & Beach".
There will be all new trails, and some new trail bosses into Owaka next year. The actual Cavalcade trails information & registrations are available on the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust (OGHT) Cavalcade website. Priority is given to OGHT members:http://www.goldfieldstrust.org.nz/product-category/membership/”> http://www.goldfieldstrust.org.nz/product-category/membership/ A new introduction this year is a Bicycle trail.
For further information contact Katy Button, Secretary for Owaka Host Town Committee, Home Tel: 034128811, Mobile: 0274120008 or go to https://www.facebook.com/owakacavalcade2018/
The caves are open one hour before and after low tide. Please always check the tide charts or ask at Information Centres for the latest information.
Catlins Community Tourism Strategy
The new strategy is an updated revised version of the original 2004 Catlins Tourism Strategy, developed in partnership by creating a ‘working team’ with Venture Southland, Catlins Coast Inc. and the Tourism Catlins charitable Trust with input from Catlins Community Promotions Groups. Strategy document.
7 Jan: Catlins Heritage Tour
Visiting places of historical interest; Caberfeidh, Kahuika, Tahakopa, Maclennan.
Commentaries from local residents and Catlins Historical Society members.
Leaving the Owaka Museum at 1.00 pm
Adults: $10.00 Children: Free
Includes afternoon tea at the Owaka Museum.
Bus available - Bookings required.
13 Jan: Beach Market Day at Kaka Point
Beach Market Day at Kaka Point. 9.30 am - 2 pm
50 + Stalls.
Held in the Community Hall and surrounding areas outside the hall and The Point Cafe & Bar.
Areas set aside for car boot sales.
Starting 20 Jan: Clutha Country Summer Series – Tri Athlon
Holiday Triathlon Series, Contact Tiny Carruthers 027 4367 174
27 Jan: Robbie Burns Scottish Night Hoe Down - Niagara Hall
Look out the tartan and come and celebrate Robbie Burns birthday at Niagara Hall. 8 pm. $5 entry.
Enquiries Janice Broad - 03 2469 566 or Steven Hayes 2468 446
3-4 Feb: Bluegrass Music Festival - Niagara Falls Café
For enquiries please contact:
Feb: Catlins Wisp Hill Climb Trail Ride
Trail Ride Owaka/Clinton Rd.
27 Feb - 4 March: Edge of the World Mixed Media Art Exhibition - Waikawa Hall
Local and outside artists exhibit a vibrant range of works. Small door charge. 9.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.
For more details contact: Janice Broad - 03 2469 566 or Cala Paenga - 03 2468 434
Mar - Papatowai Challenge
The Papatowai Challenge is a pre-season fun run and walk from a holiday home in the Catlins. It is
signposted at the south end of Tahakopa River Bridge Papatowai. Runners must be 13 years & over.
Papatowai is located approximately two hours from Dunedin and twenty-five minutes south of Owaka.
The Southern Scenic Route is now fully sealed. The Papatowai Challenge is run over the measured distance of 15.5 km and is over a varied scenic
course of well formed bush tracks, beach running and local roads.
3 Mar: Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade - Owaka
Contact Katy Button, 027 412 0008. Refer above in news section for more information.
16-18 Mar: The Catlins Canter - Owaka
An annual two day horse trek hosted by the Owaka Lions Club.
Based in the Purakaunui Falls Area. This will be the 20th Catlins Canter organised by the Owaka Lions Club.
Warren Burgess, Owaka Lions Club, 03 415 8019
Mar: Johnstone Electrical Bridge to Beach event
An annual event with range of race options from Balclutha to Kaka Point. http://www.bridgetobeach.co.nz/
Lisa Lyall, lisa.lyall@firstname.lastname@example.org, 0275 42 77 42
Apr: Tokanui Big Rock Cougars - Progress Valley
A motorbike trail ride for keen motorbike enthusiasts.
June: Southland Districts Arts Trust Poetry Day - Tokanui Tavern 2pm
Recitals of poetry including original material.
Contact Steven Hayes, Ph 03 2468 446
Aug: The Catlins Coast Rally - An exciting car rally tackling many country roads.
Dec: Curio Bay Big Dig
Community fundraising event. Sand modelling from 1 pm. Big Dig 3.00 pm
Greta Buckingham, Ph 03 2468 425
Dec: Kaka Point New Year’s Eve
Annual bonfire on the beach.
31 Dec: New Year’s Eve Hoe Down
Locals and visitors get together to see in the New Year at Niagara Hall.
Janice Broad - 03 2469 566, Marylyn Hayes - 03 2468 446
Catlins Coast Inc. Newsletter December 2017
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