Travelers will miss Colac Bay in a blink, because this surfing town is a really small place. There are a number of beaches on the New Zealand south coast that produce the almost perfect wave and on a consistent basis. Colac is one such Beach. The surfing fraternity is on to Colac.

The town hugs the bay, with sandy beaches and also has a popular surf spot known as trees.

The town has a small dairy, craft shop, pub, caravan park, community hall and Marae. The town also has a statue of a surfer riding a wave, popular with tourists.

Colac Bay Hill, Lake George, Howell's Hills and the Longwood Range make up the geographic landmarks. In places you can see Centre Island and Stewart Island looking across Foveaux Strait.

Colac Bay is where the Victoria Cross recipient was born. At the War Memorial a plaque has the brief details of John Daniel Hinton.




Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service   Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course