Southland region

Hector

Hector's dolphin leaping, Porpoise Bay

Southland region map.

Hector’s dolphins/papakanua, marine wildlife and the fossilised remains of an ancient forest can be seen at Curio and Porpoise bays.

View the Curio Bay/Porpoise Bay brochure (PDF, 494K).

Location

Curio Bay and Porpoise Bay are situated on the Catlins coast, 7 km south of Waikawa.

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Contacts

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:      +64 3 211 2400
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
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