Catlins is situated
in an area where it receives the largest ocean swells which make
the place an attraction to surfers. Big wave surfing is one of
the sport that attracts surfers to this area. Catlins coast may
receive waves of over 5m. For surfers it is a dream place to
surf. Catlins became so popular with its big waves that
competitions has been often organised, this type of competitions
brings a lot of publicity for surfing sport. So those who like
this type of sport will love the place. The coast of Catlins is
also a great place where you may observe a large number of sea
mammals as the fur seals, elephant seals, sea lions, dolphins.
The Catlins dense rainforest has also a large number of
endangered bird species. Catlins was also one of the last places
where the Moa, an extinct flightless bird was hunted. For nature
lovers Catlins is a must to visit and it is worth it.