The Catlins south of Dunedin December 11th 2005 Dunedin to Owaka in the Catlins is 115km and from Owaka to Invercargill is 130km. Be prepared to stay the night somehwere. Good DOC camps n this area. Mostly sealed roads now as of 2005. Golden sand beaches and long stretches of isolation. You have to get off the main road to really see the Catlins.
Going south on Route 1 you will go through Waihola (25km). on the left is Lake Waihola. Next is ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Southland » Catlins The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
I spend 24/7 365 days a year traveling New Zealand with my wife and two cats. Nine months in the South Island and three months in the North Island. We live and work from a self contained seven meter wide-body Hino bus.
I use a Nikon D-70 and have created quite a collection of award winning shots.
We have been on almost every road in the country and still find new and exciting areas to visit.
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