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Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre

10 Campbell Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8323
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Super helpful Steph

Steph went above and beyond advising on locations to visit, she even saved me a potential fine for... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Drynham
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Surrey
Lovely and helpful

Thank you Steph for such amazing, clear and helpful directions and guidance for a great trip from... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Grace A
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The best small museum - with information centre, gallery, shop, library all under one roof to give visitors to The Catlins the best start to their visit.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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10 Campbell Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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+64 3-415 8323
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"local history"
in 8 reviews
"information centre"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"small town"
in 8 reviews
"friendly staff"
in 4 reviews
"ship wrecks"
in 4 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"native peoples"
in 2 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"places to visit"
in 2 reviews
"per adult"
in 2 reviews
"small theatre"
in 2 reviews
"local area"
in 2 reviews
"a great deal"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Steph went above and beyond advising on locations to visit, she even saved me a potential fine for parking my car the wrong way round!

Thank Drynham
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Thank you Steph for such amazing, clear and helpful directions and guidance for a great trip from the Catlins through to Te Anau! Setting us up for a great trip and tailoring our experiences for our needs 😊

Thank Grace A
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A great little information centre with very friendly & helpful staff. We wanted to have a look in the museum & so glad we did. Full credit to this community for putting so much thought & effort into creating this terrific museum. Although it is...More

Thank ferrellius
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A great way to learn of the local history. The displays are well presented and well labeled with their history making it easy to enjoy. Well worth a visit.

Thank seaoh
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We were driving through the Catlin's. Visited Curio, Cannibal and Porpoise Bay's. All breathtakingly beautiful and a must if you are driving around New Zealand. We stopped at this information center to get something to drink and eat but it wasn't' open and no one...More

Thank 549jeanec
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Just a quick trip in. If you like the history of the wrecks around the cost this is a great place to visit. $5 per entry.

Thank 422iana
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Didn't do the museum, but the info centre staff were very helpful with local inormation. Could have offered more advice though which we picked up from locals

Thank gorgle
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Interesting little museum. Worth the $5. Have a wander - Really interesting stories about the shipwrecks along the coast.

Thank Kinuck
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is a must when visiting the Catlins. It has heaps of information and a lot of maps and brochures to take away. The museum is also very interesting and worth the modest entry.

Thank A S
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The museum gives you a very good overview of the history of the Catlins area, especially as regards the timber industry, railways and the sea. Well worth a visit.

Thank RJS964
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