The Catlins are not on the tourist circuit. Wildlife adores the place with its access to rich feeding grounds in the surrounding oceans. Due to the unspoiled nature of the reserves and areas of native forest the Catlins support a wealth of bird biodiversity. The rare Yellow eyed penguins have a protected home and the roar of sea lions makes the Catlins a perfect place for wildlife buffs. The glorious vistas of ocean waves pounding the coast, rugged rock formations and magnificent waterfalls attract nature lovers who have a choice of walks from short family friendly kids strolls to multiple day tramps. Visitors could drive through the Catlins in a number of hours. Rather indulge in a slow leisurely several days to thoroughly enjoy the Catlins. The Catlins is a treasure worth a detour at the bottom of Aotearoa New Zealand.