Your Catlins Base Camp

"Stay Awhile "

Pet friendly

Bring their comfy bed and he or she will be welcome in our accommodation - and in our camping areas.

Delicious Food

Our focus is to bring you fresh, clean and flavoursome meals that use local, home- made and home- grown ingredients..

Landscaped Grounds

Chalets, budget motels, backpackers cabins and powered and non powered camping sites with kitchen, TV lounge, BBQ, dump station and WIFI

Things to do

A great place from which to explore the Cathedral Caves, McLean Falls, Nugget Point, Curio Bay and the entire Catlins Coast on the Southern Scenic Route.

Your Catlins NZ experience

Catlins Park Facilities

Room in the catlins whistling frog resort

You can even pitch your tent or plug-in your RV.
Enjoy our award-winning meat pies & grass-fed beef. Check out the seafood chowder. Dine from morning till night. Try one of Debbie's fresh baked savoury cheese scones with a flat white while you listen to our local bellbirds.

We also offer fresh southern ocean blue cod, keto and vegetarian options.

The Catlins are an emerging premier tourism destination featuring endangered wildlife, fossil forest, spectacular scenery at every turn, beaches, waterfalls and sea-caves, so be sure to bring you camera, appetite and hiking boots for this off-the-beaten track New Zealand adventure wonderland.

Choice of economical cabins, motels, luxury self-contained chalets & a two bedroom cottage,plus powered RV parking & tent camping, all within a ten acre, park-like private setting.Award winning,on-site restaurant, bar & coffee shop; open all summer, from October till mid-May.

Wifi available for checking your emails, guest ‘happy hour’ & complementary DVD’s& TV to relax you after a day of exploring.

Large selection of craft beers both on tap and by the bottle. Award winning relaxed al fresco and patio dining.

We look forward to welcoming you to our special slice of paradise!

Please note: Reservations are recommended for both accommodation and evening dining. Just call or book on-line.

Our Catlins accommodation is varied and provides you with a wide range of Catlins accommodation options. Plan two nights you’ll need them… From $40 per couple … McLean Falls Holiday Park, has great amenities, so you can be sure that everything is first class. Our Catlins scenic attractions are located within minutes of our resort and have also been rated first class by the thousands of visitors we host each year. Stay in touch - we even have Site Wifi’ ! 32” Flatscreen Televisions with DVD players and Freeview boxes in all of the motel rooms, chalets, bellbird cottage and Gatekeepers Cottage.

Our Chalets are upscale, 1 bedroom unitsand are fully self contained. Complete with well appointed kitchen, dining and lounge areas. Our own design, these Chalets will be pure comfort. Handcrafted furnishings, upholstered leather chairs - everything here assures a comfortable stay in your Catlins .

Our Luxmore Motel Suites are Fully appointed studio rooms, double or twin beds. Quality linens, towel sets, toiletries, electric blankets, heater, reading lights, tea & coffee facilities plus mini fridge assures added comfort. Plus, a separate, well equipped kitchen, for the exclusive use by all Motel guests, is provided for added comfort. Wheelchair friendly. These Catlins Motel suites are comfortable accommodation for all.

The Bellbird Cottage Our 2 bedroom, completely self-contained, self catering cottage with private covered verandah. Fully appointed kitchen (cooktop and microwave), dining & living area. Great family accommodation for your Catlins holiday.

The Kiwiana Cabins cabins, complete with a covered deck, are sited for privacy and peace. Each fully carpeted cabin accommodates up to 2 people. Perfect budget Catlins accommodation!.

Centrally located in the heart of the Catlins, next to iconic Cathedral Caves and McLean Falls, our camping area has it's own onsite restaurant . It features drained sites and a modern Flush Dump Station. Fabulous for when you bring your own accommodation with you.



  • Self Contained
  • One bedroomed / own kitchen
  • Television
  • Garden view
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Packages Available

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Motel Ensuites

  • Private historical motel room
  • Free wifi, mini fridge, tea and coffee making
  • Access to fully equipped kitchen.
  • Garden view
  • Private ensuite Boardwalk patio

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Powered Sites

    • All- weather powered van sites on crushed Bluff Oyster shell
    • Communal TV Lounge with brochures, DVD player and Freeview box
    • Communal kitchen available.
    • Showers and toilets
    • Laundry Facilities

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  • Budget Options for singles, couples or friends
  • Tea & coffee making 
  • Communal kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Own covered patio
  • Garden views
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"One Day, One Place "

Stay awhile

You have come all this way, to the bottom of the world. Next stop, Antarctica.

The Catlins, steeped in history and swathed in the mists of time. Old whaling stations, home to a petrified forest, cascading waterfalls and wildlife that is thriving in an uncorrupted eco environment. 

So many people think of passing through the Catlins en route to other places. So many people are wrong.... The Catlins is a holiday in itself! 

“TWENTY years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Take your time and sit awhile. Explore the Catlins one day, one place, one day at a time.