Catlins Eco Tours & Accommodation
Catlins Nature Experiences that nurture the region and you.
Immerse yourself in the stunning Catlins’ scenery and take pride in knowing you are doing your bit to help our native birds, beach and bush – so you can enjoy the wonders of the The Catlins and leave knowing it is a better place because of your visit.
Catlins Nature Tours
Earthlore’s tours are all about giving back to nature so become a wildlife guardian; take an active part in helping to conserve Catlins wildlife and leave this incredible part of New Zealand a better place for birds, bats and butterflies.
Nature at Night Tour
A small group tour to explore nature in the night time. Encounter long-tailed bats, experience a colony of luminescent glow worms and explore the night time bush, looking and listening for all the shy creatures that come out after dark.
Give Back to Nature Tour
A five hour, small group tour (max 6 people) where you will work to create habitat for yellow-eyed penguins, have a picnic on the beach and visit a local conservation project.
Catlins Bat Walk Tour
On this two hour tour we will take you to a survey area where bats are known to fly over at dusk, giving you the best possible chance to hear and maybe even see these incredible little creatures.
Catlins Tiny House Accommodation
Our two tiny house accommodation units are located in secluded areas at the center of Earthlore, with easy access to our Food Forest and heritage orchards.
Feel free to wander the property or just relax with a glass of wine. Your hosts will be on hand should you have any questions or if wish to book any of our tours.
Our tiny houses are setup to ensure your stay is as environmentally friendly as possible. There is a bucket for food scraps in the kitchen which we will either compost or put through our worm farm. There is a recycling bin under the house along with a bucket to tip your tea dregs. We do not use tea bags as they contain plastic which does not break down for a very long time and so we provide a teapot and loose leaf tea to brew your cuppa. There is also herbal tea provided but if you wish to sample other herbal teas, get in touch, as we would be happy to pick whatever plants are available fresh.
There are four breeding pair of Kereru (native Wood pigeon), six breeding pair of Tui, numerous Bellbird, Kingfisher, Fantail and Grey Warbler living at Earthlore all year round, along with many other exotic species who have made Earthlore home so you will have a unique and enjoyable base from which to explore The Catlins.
Catlins Eco Action Incentives
Earthlore’s Eco-Action offers three diverse initiatives, each with a unique opportunity to create a better world.
- Organic Art – Hang an Organic Art painting on your wall and display your commitment to saving the world.
- Eco Action Smile – A humorous novel with colorful characters, Welcome to Smile is unique in that to be able to read the full story you will be required to sign a contact agreeing to do five hours voluntary work to aid the environment. It is up to you what you do and you will have a year to complete the task so if you want to make a difference.
- Internature -Promoting positive enviornmental action. Utilize the Intenature concept to show your respect for all life forms.