Curio Bay
Image: Phil Melgren


When the tide rolls out in Curio Bay it exposes an ancient fossil forest. This is one of the most extensive and least disturbed examples of a Jurassic fossil forest in the world.
  • A forest petrified in stone, millions of years old!
  • If you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a yellow-eyed penguin, sealion or even a hectors dolphin

Get ready

Download the Curio Bay adventure map (PDF, 2,068K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there

Drive to Curio Bay using either the Haldane – Curio Bay Road or Waikawa – Curio Bay Road. Curio Bay is approximately 1 hour 10 driving from Invercargill.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Curio Bay code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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