A weekend at Curio Bay (video)

Department of Conservation —  14/01/2014

Last week James Jubb shared a lovely video he’d put together about a recent weekend trip his family took to Curio Bay on the Catlins Coast in Southland.

It’s two minutes of sea, sand, sunshine and happiness and well worth watching:

“Great times all on our own soil. Who needs to go overseas.” ~ James Jubb

You can sometimes see Hector’s dolphins/papakanua playing in the surf at Curio Bay during the summer and autumn.

New Zealand fur seals/kekeno and sea lions/rāpoka/whakahao also frequent the area, and lucky visitors may even see yellow-eyed pengins/hoiho (the rarest penguins in the world).

4 responses to A weekend at Curio Bay (video)

    Lesley Shand 14/01/2014 at 11:10 am

    You are dealing with this well.

    I hope an ecological message is imbedded in all blogs?.

    By the way , I have been to most[ With 2 exceptions ]places- [ remote places too ] in both islands+ Stewart Island

    ..I stayed on Rangitoto Is and Kawau Island.

    Lesley Shand


      Kia ora Lesley,
      It sounds like you’ve been to some lovely parts of the country — that’s great.
      To answer your question: There is always a message in our blog posts. Sometimes the message is as simple as, ‘enjoy New Zealand’s special conservation places’. There is a quote that says, ‘We will conserve only what we love’. So, one of the things we try to do is inspire more people to love what we at DOC love. Getting New Zealanders into simple, fun, outdoor experiences (such as those showcased in this blog post) can be a great way for them to start falling in love with conservation.

    Lesley Shand 14/01/2014 at 10:57 am

    I appreciate you having a focus on ecological blogs .

    I would appreciate your full range of blogs so I can see them . Thanks.

    Lesley Shand North Canterbury


      The Conservation Blog aims to cover the full range of DOC’s work — natural heritage; historic heritage; recreation; working with others… It’s limited only by the fact that we rely on busy people to find the time/inclination to tell their stories — some are better than others! For more comprehensive information about DOC check out the DOC website: http://www.doc.govt.nz.