Tumu Toka Curio Scape

Stay, eat and explore The Catlins

Welcome to

Curio Bay


With great excitement we can announce that Tumu Toka Curioscape Cafe & Restaurant and Curio Bay Camping Ground will be re-opening this Thursday 14th of May


In order to keep everyone safe and in following the Level 2 restrictions there will be a few changes to the way we operate. Good hygiene practices have always been something we have taken seriously but we have made further changes to ensure your safety. We have new opening hours of Wednesday - Sunday 11am till 9pm with an all day blackboard menu running from 11am till 8pm.

We will also be using a reservation system so please phone us to reserve a table for lunch or dinner.

All customers / visitors will be required to fill in our contact tracing register and be seated on arrival. We will ask everyone entering our premises to follow  these Level 2 restrictions.

Our crew will do their very best to ensure great service, so please remember to be patient and kind.


Thank you,
We look forward to seeing you!

What people are saying about us

Latest reviews

Loved Curio Bay

This place is awesome! Beautiful place to visit & explore. Lots to see and do... take a picnic & your togs to have a swim. We were lucky enough to watch dolphins close by for about 45min. Loved this place!

A fascinating Place

The petrified Forest is said to be 180 mill years old, but at low tide it is there for all to clearly see. The weather was again spectacular and as it was getting late we were lucky enough to see a a rare yellow eyed Penguin. You should try to get there either very early or close to Dusk to see these endangered Birds.

Lots of things to see

We saw dolphins riding waves into the beach and rare penguins hopping to and from their nests Beach is not crowded and water is safe. New visitor Centre will be a bonus.