Exploring the Catlins we came across countless beautiful sights. This rather cold region on the most southern part of the south island is full of nature.
A long time it was treated as a secret, that many tourists didn’t know about. Meaning that most tour buses wouldn’t stop there, which kept the peaceful atmosphere.
Over time, unfortunately more and more souls found their way into this region, recommending it and attracting even more people. At least, compared to other parts of New Zealand it is still quite calm and not too busy.
When checking out the waterfalls in the area we found that the “McLean falls” were the most spectacular ones. The bonus was, that a little wall climb prevented the majority of tourists of getting close to the falls.
Another favorite of ours was the “Nugget Point lighthouse”, which has a stunning location high above sea level. It was hard to believe that this place is not out of a movie, that it really exists. Especially the colorful sunset made it look even more unreal.
While taking photos I met a fellow German photographer, which shared the same thoughts about this place. Later Milena joined us and we spend the evening and next day together. Even though it’s just” a lighthouse we had a really good time there and made a new friend.
Thinking back, this must be one of my all time favorites in New Zealand.