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2 Accommodation Destination Clutha Catlins has a range of accommodation from motels, boutique bed and breakfast properties, homestays, holiday parks and backpackers. Some are star rated and environmentally friendly. Banking Most banks are open from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. There are banks in Milton and Balclutha townships. In Lawrence, Milton and Balclutha there are automatic teller machines. There are a small amount of retailers who only accept cash, however most retailers will accept Mastercard and Visa and some will accept Diners and American Express. Most banks will offer currency exchanges, some may take 24 hours. Climate Clutha enjoys all four seasons of the year. Each with their own stunning backdrop, with warm summer days and crisp, but clear, winter days. Sure, it rains in the Catlins but without a generous rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year, there would be no rainforest. Relish the rain and revel in the fine spells. Watch for the magic in the light when the sun emerges after a shower of rain and the green is magnified. Drinking Water Tap water is chlorinated and is safe to drink from the tap. Electricity New Zealand’s electricity is 230/240 volts, 50 herts. Most hotels and motels provide 110 volts, AC 20 watt sockets for electricity shavers. Plug adapters may be necessary and adapter converters may be needed. Emergency In an emergency, contact fire, police or ambulance on 111. Medical services are not free for visitors (except as a result of an accident). It is recommended that visitors purchase health insurance. Good and Service Tax A goods and service tax of 15% is applied to the cost of all goods and services in New Zealand except for purchases at duty free shops. Destination Clutha Catlins Facts


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