23 Essex Street, Balclutha, New Zealand
+64 3 418 1948 or 0800 444 778

Balclutha is on the banks of the Clutha River and is the gateway to the Catlins Coast and Southern Scenic Route. Take in Kaka Point which is a seaside destination with patrolled beaches in summer. Its long white-sand beaches are great and you can explore the local wildlife and spectacular scenery. Also visit the rocky outcrop at Nugget Point Lighthouse with its dramatic sweeping views.

Experience wildlife such as yellow-eyed (hoiho) penguins, fur seals, and Hooker's sea lions in their natural surroundings. Sea birds and native birds are seen throughout the district. Bush walks, waterfalls, the Petrified Forest, Cathedral Caves, sea and ocean views are all to be seen on the Southern Scenic Route through The Catlins.

Surat Bay

View the sea lions.

Cannibal Bay

Walk along historical Maori site.

Kaka Point

Visit the beach/township.

Nugget Point

The Nugget Point Lighthouse built in 1869.

Jacks Bay

Beach and walkway to the blowhole.

McLean Falls River Walk

See McLean Falls.

Purakaunui Falls

A 10-minute walk with 2 lookouts.

Florence Hill Lookout

Look over the beautiful Tautuku Beach.

Tautuku Estuary Board Walk

Fern bird habitat.

Cathedral Caves

A natural wonder.

Niagara Falls

Seeing is believing.

Curio Bay

A great place to see Hector's dolphins.

Petrified Forest from the Jurassic Age

At Curio Bay.

Seal Colony

Fur seals at Nugget Point Lighthouse, 15-minute drive.

Bush Walks

Numerous throughout The Catlins district.


View the blowhole with exploding waves at Jacks Bay.

Tautuku Bay

15-minute forest walk, Outdoor Education Centre.

Nugget Lighthouse Reserve

View the rocky rugged outcrops.