Top things to do in Owaka & Around

Top Choice Waterfall in Owaka & Around

Purakaunui Falls

If you only see one waterfall in the Catlins, make it this magnificent cascade down three tiers of jet-black rock. It's an easy 15-minute clamber to reach the falls from the small parking area.Purakaunui Falls are a…
Museum in Owaka & Around

Owaka Museum & Catlins Information Centre

Vaguely canoe-shaped in honour of the town name (Owaka means 'place of the canoe'), this state-of-the-art museum is a pleasant surprise. Salty tales of shipwrecks are well explained in short video presentations, Māo…
Modern NZ in Owaka & Around

Catlins Cafe

The best of the Owaka bunch, Catlins Cafe has something to tempt most palates: it's a motley menu of Moroccan lamb pies, vegan nachos, beef noodles and fish chowder. The evening menu is even more sophisticated, with…
Supermarket in Owaka & Around

Four Square

This supermarket isn't big, but beyond Balclutha it's the best option for self-catering supplies in the Catlins.