Curio Bay Natural Heritage Centre, Southland Region

(4.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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  • The petrified forest at Curio Bay is not instantly recognizable, only the second glance releases this tree trunks and the tree stems. Once these fossilized witnesses to see.
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  • Wild and cold but nice and place. No much people are there. If you will be lucky you can see penguins. I reccomandet it.  more »
  • Following the coastal road of Catalin you come to a junction where continuing left Porpoise Bay is reached and on the right you reach Curio Bay. We recommend a visit during low tide. Parked the car down to the beach with a simple staircase. The fossil forest is under your feet wedged into the rocks. Here the sea with the strength of its waves is the host, but the most interesting thing that can happen is that the sighting of Yellow-eyed penguins. These penguins are very shy and does not go to the nest if they feel unsafe. Just stay away and watch them with the respect due to a beautiful animal.
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