News Flash:  The Frog is now closed for the season - reopening September


  • "Sit back and relax in the warm and inviting atmosphere of “The Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar” when staying at one of the many lodging or camping options on-site. Take a culinary, mid-point break in your journey through the Catlins Conservation Park.
    You won't be disappointed.

    Enjoy a refreshing beverage, dessert or a delicious hot meal, accompanied by our spectacular sunsets from the heated & glass enclosed viewing deck. We pride ourselves on speedy service during the day and leisurely evening dining experiences. 

    This central Catlins resort is conveniently located just 400 meters from the Cathedral Caves on the McLean Falls access road.
    Walk from your accommodation or campsite of choice. No driving required. We even have a genuine wood-fired pizza at ‘Happy Hour,’ most weekends…!

    Enjoy the ambience and catch up with our free guest internet access. Taste our fine selection of New Zealand wines, craft-brewed tap beers or fresh-brewed, “Zee” espresso coffees, made by our trained baristas.

    This creative restaurant features chef Tom Peake's award winning cuisine, complete with edible flower garnishes from our garden greenhouse, his best 'Kiwi' Pie winner and craft-beer battered, NZ Blue Cod & chips. Farm to table seasonal ‘grass fed’ beef, lamb, free-range chicken, vegetarian salads and risotto, including gluten-free dining options.

    This restaurant is fully licensed and open daily, during the busy summer season from early October - end of May.
    "Winter closure of cafe only. Holiday Park will remain open.
    Please note: Cafe will be closed for refurbishment. From May 25th - October 8th, 2018"
    Dinner reservations are recommended as later evening meals may not be available during the quieter months.
    (Choose your seating options at check-in or phone: (03) 415 8338.)"

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 Ph 03 415 8338

Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route