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“Coastal View with petrified wood”

Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Went here with the lite of a Jurassic fossilized forest and was a bit disappointed. Having seen petrified wood at the Moreaki Boulders area, this area didn't have anything else notable for me. And the sand flies were biting. There is a possibility of penguins, but we were there midday so didn't see any.

Thank MRC-WJF
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed in Curio Bay for 2 nights and somehow only managed to see one penguin! However, this is such a cool spot to watch the waves and birds, not to mention check out the cool fossils. Very interesting spot and recommended while in the Catlins.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

The penguins in the evening were awesome. We watched the hectors dolphins play in the surf for an hour. Such a pristine location.

1  Thank lauelipas
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Superb wildlife watching spot even in the rain (and we had plenty of that!). This small peninsular has a rocky coast on the right and a large sandy bay on the left and a 'rugged' camp site between. We saw several yellow eyed penguins from the viewing point board walk. Note that a volunteer warden comes and puts a rope 'barrier' down to stop you getting too close to the penguins but this is not the only spot they come ashore so keep your eyes out on other parts of the rocky platform and in the tall grass. The sandy beach was huge we saw dolphins in the afternoon and again in the morning very close into the beach. The campsite was huge. The powered sites were well screened but no sea view. If you don't want or need a powered site there are plenty of spots with a sea view to choose from. Facilities were very basic. We didn't see sealions but plenty of signs telling you to watch out for them.

Thank S V W
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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Though nearly 4 hours from queenstown was clearly worth the drive
Was a highlight of our trip
Saw 8 adult penguins
Got even better when chicks came out from the brush and saw them being fed by parents

1  Thank tbII
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