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Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre

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Address: 10 Campbell Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-415 8323
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09:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The best small museum - with information centre, gallery, shop, library all...

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.

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Very helpful as usual

The staff in the office spent a great deal of time with us pointing out the best sights and walks that would suit us. Unfortunately we had no time left to visit the Museum

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Paphos District, Cyprus
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Paphos District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff in the office spent a great deal of time with us pointing out the best sights and walks that would suit us. Unfortunately we had no time left to visit the Museum

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Thank Michael H
Owaka, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a wealth of information well set out. Information center could answer all the question we had.

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Thank 79robynb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little museum with so many interesting areas. Loved the little movie house with the old ship wreck movies. Very reasonably priced as well. The little shop inside offers loads of little gifts for sale

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Thank Maryna R
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the museum to be well worth the minimal effort of stopping. If you are in a hurry it is still worthwhile spending 10 minutes having a quick browse around. The museum is well laid out with quirky rooms leading off each other to display unique displays relating to Owaka and the Catlins. Th staff are friendly and have... More 

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Thank bigdaddy_nz
Winters, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this small museum on a furious day in the Catkins. We never would have stopped if it had been better weather and that would have been unfortunate. We learned about shipwrecks, whaling, logging, native peoples and early European settlers. We enjoyed a video which interviewed early farmers who still survive. In their own words they tell stories... More 

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Thank H2OAlgae
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice friendly staff, extremely helpfull. They have a great knowledge of the area and are a must if you are visiting the Catlins.

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Thank jnggra
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting information especially if you are interested in ships/ boats etc. Lovely gift shop. Helpful staff in information centre.

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Thank louise4487
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were helpful and were able to answer our questions about the Catlins. I liked that they had a local exhibition on when we visited.

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Thank Mekerei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum it had a little movie theater which explained about the famous boat the surat. As well as interesting displays kids enjoyed walking around and seeing all the stuffed penguins and the like staff were friendly :)

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Thank jorgmummyrox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very good rainy day option. Very well resourced museum with a lot of interesting points about the greater area.

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