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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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Impressive little museum!

It is amazing what can be achieved when a small town comes together and focuses on one thing! A... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Nelson, New Zealand
Full of information

Small museum which easily fills in half an hour attached to a gift shop and information centre... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Bathurst, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
19 May 2017
“Impressive little museum!”
29 Apr 2017
“Full of information”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
10 Campbell Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8323
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

It is amazing what can be achieved when a small town comes together and focuses on one thing! A community effort, this is a very comprehensive and modern museum with heaps of history about the local area. Well worth a visit.

Thank irenebB8129QJ
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Small museum which easily fills in half an hour attached to a gift shop and information centre. Staffed by volunteers with a great deal of local knowledge and suggestions.

Thank Nmsj1957
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great little museum staffed by volunteers who were friendly and helpful. Good use of audio visual on a limited budget and some excellent static displays.

Thank Parf2014
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My favorite feature was the 2 short film clips about the shipwrecks that occurred nearby. The museum had some objects on display relating to these events as well. Overall I found the museum tried its best to cover a lot of topics so I spent...More

Thank GreyNomad2014
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were staying in Owaka for 2 nights, so we thought we would take a look at the museum. A surprise actually in how good it was for such a small town. There are two short films played on loop about the shipwrecks that occurred...More

Thank virginbeautie
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A great place for factual and useful advice..the tips they give are great and save you time and money..we went to Teds Bay ..

Thank Mikeauknz
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Tiny town Owaka maybe but this is an extraordinary gem of a museum. Multimedia it promised, and it delivered. Many video testimonials from older stalwarts of the local community, tons of old photos from the Catlins area, really interesting displays and stories of local contributors...More

Thank dunnerak
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Firstly this modern museum is staffed by volunteers who are helpful and knowledgeable. The wealth of local information contained in what is a relatively small building is quite amazing. The story of the Catlins is told in detail and in an interesting manner. If you...More

Thank leondegraff
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We spent quite some time in here. We watched the mini movies which were very well done. The lady who works here was also very helpful and gave great information.

Thank JKLM2
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very helpful with information and we made a note to return to the museum sometime too. The provided maps, info on eating and how to get to places.

Thank Elizabeth R
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