Surat Bay in the Catlins is quiet and peaceful spot,
home to many sea lions, seals and native birds,
all of which can be viewed in their natural environment.
There is a walking track on the Scenic Reserve
at the mouth of the estuary
and often sea lions can be seen on the beach..
Surat Bay was named after the sailing ship the “Surat”
that was shipwrecked here on New Years Day in 1874.
Sea Lion photo’s courtesy of
Newhaven Holiday Park, Surat Bay