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.
We look forward to seeing you!
The Gateway Experience & Tours
Full of fascinating and immersive exhibits complete with its own theatre, the whole family will enjoy learning about this unique area of the world.
Café & Restaurant
Serving up Kiwi classics, delicious seafood, sweet treats and barista coffee, Curioscape is an excellent place to stop in for a snack or a meal!
The Store offers a selection of products to remind you of your visit to Curio Bay. The proceeds of many of these go towards the conservation work undertaken by the South Catlins Charitable Trust.
Curio Bay offers a unique camping experience in a rugged coastal setting. Nestled amongst natural flax overlooking the beach, sites cater for tents, campervans and caravans.
The natural environment of Curio Bay requires careful preservation to ensure what you see today is here for the future. You can do your bit by making a donation to support the South Catlins Charitable Trust.
What people are saying about us
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.