Catlins New Zealand - The Catlins area of Coastal Otago. Accommodation at the The Whistling Frog Cafe and Holiday Park is the perfect place to stay whilst you explore the Catlins region of Coastal Otago, part of the famous Southern Scenic Route of New Zealand.

The Catlins Accommodation Holiday Park provides for your comfort and tastes with a wide selection of accommodaton and our very own Whistling Frog Café & Bar and Restaurant.

Enjoy the perfect getaway, McLean Falls style. We are located in the geographic centre of the Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park. We are just 800 meters from the iconic Cathedral Caves and spectacular McLean Falls. Just a short drive to Lake Wilkie and Tautuku walking beach. Just 12 km south of Papatowai, we are easy to find, at the McLean Falls turnoff, on the Southern Scenic Route.

Choose from a range of cottages, motel rooms, classy cabins, sheltered tent sites and powered caravan and campervan sites.

Whilst staying with us in The Catlins New Zealand, you can experience some amazing sights. The rugged Catlins Coastline and the Catlins temperate Rainforest are home to many species of wildlife including Dolphins, Penguins and Seals. Don't forget the scenic marvels Catlins New Zealandof Curio Bay, The nuggets, the Cathedral Caves to name a few.

When you return from a day of sightseeing, relax in your accommodation. Choose from luxurious self contained chalets, motel suites or a 2 bedroomed cottage. For the budget traveller, we offer Kiwiana Cabin accommodation and Backpackers will be thrilled with our Backpacker cabins.

For Catlins camping, we have powered and non powered sites, suitable for RV,s campervans or tents. Plan two nights you’ll need them… From $40 per couple … You’ll stay in comfortable accommodation. Choose from self contained chalets, Bellbird Cottage, Ensuite Motels, Kiwiana Cabins, sheltered camping sites and all-weather powered RV sites.

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. WiFi   Stay in touch - we even have Site Wifi !

The Catlins is a truly pristine environment. They comprise the largest remaining stand of Native Forest left on the East Coast of the South Island, of New Zealand. This unique Temperate Coastal Rainforest is host to many native species of birds and sea life. We are all indeed privileged to be in this very special and unspoilt part of the world.

In order to preserve this special place in paradise, Our Holiday Park has a Carbon Neutral Environmental Goal. As part of this goal, we have retired two working sheep farms in the Catlins and planted trees to absorb the green house gases produced in the course of our motor caravan holidays. In July 1996, we planted one million trees in the Tahakopa Valley, Catlins, immediately adjacent to this property.


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Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route

"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.