Today you head for the Catlins, an area of beautiful forests, bush walks and the small but pretty Matai and Horseshoe waterfalls. These little gems are well tucked away (though signposted) and you’ll need to walk a little way through the lush, temperate rain forest to reach them.
As you pass Lake Waihola it’s a good point to stop for a cuppa before you reach historic Milton. As you reach the wild south coast look out for seals, penguins and dolphins – always a spectacular sight.
If time permits take a ferry boat out to New Zealand’s third island, Rakiura or Stewart Island. It’s a remote spot and you are truly far away from the madding crowd, as well as being in a great place to catch sight of a kiwi in the wild.