Otago Youth Adventure Trust
Milton Rotary Tramping Club

Our bookings for Catlins 2024 will open Friday 7th July 2023 at 9.15am

Catlins/Tautuku Lodge 

If you have any queries about any of our trips, please contact the trip co-ordinator

Jackie Muir 027 441 4052 catlins@ortt.org.nz

Trip Date for 2024;

Price; $710


We shall spend four nights at Otago Youth Adventure Trust’s own Tautuku Outdoor Education Centre situated in the heart of the Catlins area. Tautuku is a superb complex, regarded as the “flagship” of OYAT’s two excellent Outdoor Education Centres in Otago.

The Catlins

Tucked away in the south-east corner of the South Island, the Catlins area, with its spectacular coastline, beaches, waterfalls, virgin bush, rivers and excellent walking tracks, has appeal for everyone.

The Catlins, stretches from Nugget Point to Waipawa Point and features the most significant area of native forest on the east coast of New Zealand is one of NZ’s best kept secrets.

To discover it for yourself you need time to do it justice, as those who drive through with their car windows closed will never gain the full impact of region. Those who tarry a while (and stay at our camp), will never forget what they experience.

Tahakopa and Tautuku Bays are superb examples of coastal beaches and podocarp forests, acessed by walking tracks. Around the rocky bush fringed coastline, one can see fur seals, penguins and dolphins.


Day 1; Vans leave the Leviathan at 10am, heading to the Catlins. You'll arrive in time for lunch, then we'll have time to do some short walks to explore the area close by. 

Day 2-4Our main activity will be moderate day tramps, and the other facilities available at the complex. Each day we will explore a different area, or participate in a different activity, and return each night to our comfortable Lodge. Choices will be available, and knowledgable helpers there to assist. If that all sounds too strenuous, just come along and have a relaxing time.

Day 5; Pack up, clean up and head home. (Arriving in Dunedin about 4pm. Please book flights after 6pm.)


We will leave Dunedin by van (from the Leviathan Hotel) at 10am on the first day returning about 4pm on the last day. We ask that you arrive the day before so that any flight delays will not affect your trip. Drop off at the airport can be arranged, BUT you MUST book flights after 6pm. People who wish to take their own cars to Tautuku are welcome to do this provided you arrive around 5pm. 

As on our other trips, we all help with the cooking etc, and the meals are just wonderful, because on this trip we can take in lots of fresh food. (We don’t have to carry it in, in our packs). If you do have any special dietray requirements, please let the trip coordinator know well before the trip. 

*We also ask that you bring a flask with you, for ease of hot water access for your cuppa and/or soup. 


Jackie Muir

Phone; 027 441 4052

Email; catlins@ortt.org.nz


Trip Schedule

Dates Trip Name Price (NZ/Overseas)
13th Jan 2024 - 17th Jan 2024 Catlins/Tautuku Lodge Catlins/Tautuku Lodge $710.00
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