Papatowai is a small settlement in the Catlins, Clutha district of the southeastern South Island of New Zealand.
Another beautiful beach in the Catlins – Cannibal Bay
On a beautiful autumn day, after a walk around the Sutton Salt Lake track (see post), we had lunch at Quench cafe in Middlemarch then headed to the Hindon Railway station.
It was a beautiful warm Autumn day last Sunday so we decided to head to the Sutton Salt Lake near Middlemarch. The hour long easy walk around the Sutton Salt Lake is a great way to enjoy the tranquility and natural history of this stunning landscape.
After seeing the two females and two pups ( see Sea lions of Jacks Bay – Part one post), the next day we had family visiting and we took them to Jack’s Bay to see if the same sea lions were still there. As we walked along the beach we could see a group of…
On a recent trip to Jack’s Bay we saw a large female and smaller female sea lion getting out of the water and heading reasonably quickly up the beach.
Cosy Nook – is a beautiful spot on the South coast of the South Island.
Lake Hauroko is located in a mountain valley in Fiordland National Park in the South Island of New Zealand
We spend a lot of time in the Catlins area and often see sea lions but on a recent visit to Surat Bay we weren’t expecting to see one quite this close.
If you are interested in old aircraft make sure to visit the Croydon aviation Heritage Centre and see the impressive display. Located around 15 minutes along SH 94, North of Gore at the historic Old Mandeville Airfield.