Catlins River Festival is held at River Ridge Retreat
— 348 Catlins Valley Road, Purakaunui.
– Driving south through Balclutha, turn left onto High St.
– Follow signs along the Owaka Highway to Owaka.
– Once in Owaka, feel free to have a look around and check out the wonderful clothing at Ember on your right heading south through the town.
– After leaving Owaka, continue south along the Papatowai Highway.
– Just crossed the bridge? You are almost at the turn off, which is about 3 kms away.
– Catlins Valley Road is on your right — head down this road.
– If you see Waikoato Valley road, you have gone too far and need to turn around and head back to Catlins Valley Road!
– Drive for a further 3.5 km down Catlins River Rd, and you will see River Ridge Retreat — home of the Catlins River Festival.
–If you have a smart phone/GPS the location you are looking for is 348 Catlins Valley Road — Purakaunui 9586 (On google it is known as Catlins Woodstock Lodge & Camp)
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