HistoryCaberfeidh was once the site of a large tent village of railway workers during the construction of the Matai cutting along the Catlins Branch Line. The village included three stores, a butcher, baker, post office and chemist. After the construction of the line, the population significantly decreased. The Caberfeidh Railway Station was located part way up the hill along with a store. Today little evidence exists of the once large community, however a short walking track follows along a section of the Catlins Branch Line to allows visitors to see the Matai cutting.