Discover the peaceful little settlement of Owaka at the heart of The Catlins’ rugged coastline, temperate rainforest and farmlands.

Unbelievable as it seems, tiny Owaka is the biggest town in The Catlins. Owaka’s main attraction in town is Teapot World, which is cute but kind of illustrates the fact that it’s really all about nature here. And what amazing nature it is. Penguins, seals, birds, and sea lions feel right at home in this remote setting of soaring cliffs, rolling green hills and lush rainforests. Not many people come here, but those who do are rewarded with something special.