Waterfalls of the Catlins
There are several waterfalls that are short walks from the main road. These include the Purakaunui half way between the Catlins River mouth and Tautuku Bay, the Mclean Falls, which can be accessed shortly after the Cathedral Cave walkway, and the Waipouhatu Falls, with a walkway near the north end of Slope Point Rd. If you are a sucker for blatant acts of irony, you can also stop at Niagara Falls as you approach Waikawa Harbour.
You will often see these waterfalls looking picture perfect on Instagram, but they can also be violent raging torrents when it rains. We have provided examples of both!