A Photographers Escape to the Catlins

4 days +
10 Activities
4 Locations

Trip Summary

The Catlins is paradise for photographers. It has incredible waterfalls, the petrified forests, lighthouses perched on dramatic cliffs and some of the best astrophotography locations. Spend 4 days exploring some of Meghan Maloney's favourite spots, while staying in a couples retreat, complete with an outdoor hot tub.

Starting from

$1000 USD per person
99% Recommended
Meghan Maloney

About Meghan

As a landscape photographer, I travel to many beautiful and often underrated spots in the country to capture the essence of New Zealand's natural environment. I want to share these with you so you can experience the real New Zealand for yourself. When you visit, I want you to experience moments that take your breath away and create memories that you'll remember for the rest of your life!

Trip Highlights

3 nights in the incredible Beresford Heights Eco Lodge
Sunrise at Nugget Point lighthouse
Some of the best waterfalls in the South Island
Nuggets Wildlife Kayak Tour (3 hours)
Petrified Forest - Curio Bay
Included in Price
  • 3 nights Beresford Heights Lodge - 2-person lodge
  • 4 day standard car hire from Dunedin (automatic)
  • Meghan's exclusive travel guide, including secret photography locations and local tips to discover the best of New Zealand
  • Nuggets Wildlife Kayak Tour (3 hours)
Not Included in Price
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide

Trip Overview

Day 1: Dunedin to The Catlins

Day 1: Dunedin to The Catlins

Pick up your car from Dunedin before making your way to the heart of the Catlins. Beresford Heights Eco Lodge is an idyllic couples retreat, that caters to adventurers looking for a romantic weekend away.

Activities

Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights
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Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights
Located at the top of Table Hill, 400m above sea level in the heart of The Catlins, Beresford Heights offers boutique accommodation with breath-taking views. This romantic retreat is an off the grid get-away for
couples craving a luxurious peaceful escape from their busy lifestyles, in a private magical hideaway. Spend your day exploring the Catlins, before relaxing in the outdoor hot tub.
Car hire
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Car hire
3-day standard car hire from Dunedin.

The Trip in Photos

Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights

Day 1: Dunedin to The Catlins

Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights
Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights

Day 1: Dunedin to The Catlins

Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights
Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights

Day 1: Dunedin to The Catlins

Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights
Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights

Day 1: Dunedin to The Catlins

Beresford Heights Lodge - 3 Nights
Car hire

Day 1: Dunedin to The Catlins

Car hire
Nugget Point lighthouse

Day 2: The Catlins

Nugget Point lighthouse
Nugget Point lighthouse

Day 2: The Catlins

Nugget Point lighthouse
Matai Falls

Day 2: The Catlins

Matai Falls
Purakaunui Falls

Day 2: The Catlins

Purakaunui Falls
Maclean Falls

Day 2: The Catlins

Maclean Falls