Guided Tours

Sunrise Tour

3-4 hours (weather dependent)

Adult (17+) $150

Child (0-16yrs) $75

Departure time: 6.00am

Meeting point: from Mohua Park or by arrangement at pick up point

Tour Group: min 2, max 6

Fitness Level: Easy/Moderate

Guided tour includes:

  1. See Yellow-eyed penguins going out to sea

  2. Private location & Bay to view Penguins

  3. Explanation of various landmarks and points of interest

  4. New Zealand Fur Seal viewing

  5. Sea Bird viewing

Walking time: 20 mins (one way) to Lighthouse. Walking time to Bird viewing hide 15min (one way)

Beach, Bush & Waterfall Tour

5-6hrs (weather dependent)

Adult (17+) $250

Child (0-16yrs) $125

Departure Time: 9am

Meeting Point: from Mohua Park or by arrangement at pick up point

Tour Group Size: min 2, max 8

Fitness Level: Easy/Moderate

Guided tour includes:

  • Visit Cannibal, Purakaunui, Tautuku Bays

  • May have encounters with Sea Lions

  • Florence Hill Look Out

  • Lake Wilkie

  • Purakaunui, McLean and Matai Falls

  • Nugget Point Lighthouse

Walking times varied: max walking time 40 one way, most walks for above points of interest are 20min each way – gentle walking with some inclines, and some steps on tracks.

In Depth Nature & History Tour


Adult (17+) $350

Departure Time: 5.30am 

Meeting Point: Catlins Mohua Park 

Tour Group Size: min. 2 - max. 6

Fitness Level: Easy/Moderate

Guided tours to suit the individual or group.

Tour Includes:

  • Guide with 20 years’ wildlife experience

  • Yellow eyed penguins

  • Nugget Light House

  • New Zealand Fur Seals

  • Sea birds, wading birds, native bush birds such as the rare Mohua

  • Beech Forest

  • Catlins River & Valley Walk

This tour is for people with a passion for bird spotting and an interest in New Zealand natural history.

** Wholesome Country Breakfast picnic style, provided during the tour and a light lunch at Mohua Park.

Catlins Coastal ATV Experience


Adult 13yrs+ $180pp

Child 5-12 yrs $75pp

Departure time: 9.00am

Meeting point: from Mohua Park or by arrangement at pick up point

Tour Group: min 2, max 6

Fitness Level: Fitness Level – N/A driven Side by Side 6-seater ATV (ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE)

 Guided tour includes:

  • Drive from Mohua Park to a private farming property on the Catlins Coast (15-20 mins)

  • Tour over lush coastal farmland, you’ll be right in amongst the stock on hand (sheep/cattle) grazing on these paddocks.

  • Guide will point out landmarks and points of interest, farming practices etc, driving along the cliff tops, incredible coastal vista’s, rolling countryside, making our way down the wide-open spaces of the beach.

  • ATV drive along the surf on the beach with, dramatic windswept trees, sea birds, great photo opportunities.

Helmets/Safety equipment supplied.

Rocky Knoll ATV Drive/Hike Tour 

2hrs (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - from June 2020) To be advised!

Adult 13yrs+ $135pp

Child 5-12 yrs $75pp

Departure time: 9am   

Meeting point: from Mohua Park or by arrangement at pick up point

Tour group: min 2, max 6

Fitness level: Moderate/Fit – Walking sticks recommended.

Guided tour includes:

  • Depart from Mohua Park, ATV 6-Seater side by side

  • Gravel roads, rough forestry tracks, ruts & mud

  • Guide to point out various landmarks and points of interest, look back onto Mohua Park from afar

  • Base of Rocky Knoll, exit ATV

  • Hike to top to Rocky Knoll, incredible vistas of surroundings, Catlins River Valley, forestry and NZ Native Bushland, sea views... Breath-taking!

Walking time: 30 mins (one way) to first lookout. 200m more to highest lookout.

 What to Bring 

For all tours bring the following items: 

  • Warm & waterproof clothing. Layers recommended, light thermals and jackets

  • Good walking shoes

  • Hiking boots are recommended for In-Depth Nature Tour

  • Walking poles

  • Sunhat & sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Water bottles & snacks

  • Carry personal medication

  • Parents of infants should bring a child backpack to carry them safely

  • Please advise at the time of booking if you have any medical conditions or food allergies, or allergies in general.

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Catlins Mohua Park Eco Accommodation

744 Catlins Valley Road, Tawanui, RD 2, Owaka 9586

New Zealand

+64 (0) 3 415 8613

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