Tumu Toka Curio Scape

Stay, eat and explore The Catlins

Welcome to

Curio Bay

Where else can you visit a pristine Jurassic Fossil Forest, view rare and endangered species of penguins and dolphins and enjoy a range of recreational activities in a spectacular, unspoiled setting by the sea? Curio Bay has it all.

Tumu Toka Curioscape is situated right in the heart of the bay and is the perfect place to take a break on your journey. Whether you want to relax, discover, camp, shop or unwind over amazing food and coffee everything you need is right here.

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.