Curio Bay and Surrounding Area

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The perfect place to begin your Catlins journey, Curio Bay has something for everyone.

Situated at the southern entrance to the Catlins, Curio Bay is a truly special place. Best known for its rare 170 million year old petrified forest, it is also home to the endangered yellow-eyed penguin and Hectors dolphin. Its spectacular coastline showcases the beauty of the area, a place seemingly untouched despite its numerous natural wonders.

In order to protect the endangered species who call Curio Bay home strictly no dogs are permitted in the area.