The Catlins comprise a coastal area in the southeastern corner of the South Island. Beach areas include Nugget Point, Cathedral Caves, Curio Bay, Purakanui Bay and more.
My favorite parts about “The Battle of Five Armies” were the moments where you could clearly see that we were looking at New Zealand. That it wasn’t done in post, it wasn’t CGI, it was the beautiful, incredible creation of Mother Nature in all of her splendor. - Evangeline Lilly, on filming THE HOBBIT trilogy