Charming Accommodation along the Southern Scenic Route in New Zealand

The Catlins, South Island (New Zealand) view map
Nature Lodges
1 unit
2 guest capacity
1 night minimum stay

Description of Glamping Units

This charming accommodation is located along the Southern Scenic Route in South Island, New Zealand and can accommodate two guests with its two king single beds. The room is furnished with electric blankets, linens, and towels.There is a separate bathroom with a toilet and combination bathtub and shower. Guests renting this room have access to the kitchen and dining area, as well as the living room. Guests can also enjoy the panoramic view of the coast from the outside deck. Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffeemaker
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric blankets
  • Electricity
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens provided
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Private bathroom
  • Running water
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Sofa bed/Futon
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toilet
  • Towels provided
  • Twin/Single Bed
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
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Guests have access to a variety of rooms, which feature TV's, electric blankets, and linens. The accommodations come with fully equipped kitchens including appliances such as a dishwasher, microwave and dining tables. BBQ and laundry facilities are also available. The lodge also provides free Wi-Fi and guests will have access to the nearby beach, which is walking distance from the property.

  • Dining room
  • Lounge
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  • Couples
  • Family-friendly
  • Groups
  • Location + Surroundings

    This nature lodge is located in Papatpwai, New Zealand. It is nestled in the heart of the Catlins, along the Southern Scenic Route. This scenic property overlooks beautiful ocean and valley landscape. Green farmland surrounds the property with sheep and cattle to keep guests company. The lodge is located halfway between Dunedin and Invercargill, 58 kilometers from Balcutha, 26 kilometers from Owaka, and 46 kilometers from Waikawa. The proximity of the coast allows guest access to the nearby town, Papatowai, as well as the beach, which is a short walk or drive from the lodge. Read More


    The property supports the principles of Sustainable Tourism South and the Catlins Care Codes by providing recycling and composting facilities, encouraging energy conservation, and using renewable firewood for heating.

    The property also provides specials venues for weddings, birthdays, garden tours, craft group meetings, group retreats, and business meetings. Read More


    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    • Wildlife viewing

    At this charming nature lodge, guests can walk down to the beach where there is a variety of short walking tracks including the Picnic Point, Old Coach, and Kings Rock tracks. The town of Papatowai offers all that a guest might need including, fuel, groceries, liquor, etc. but it should be noted that the stores close at 6 p.m. A popular site to visit is the "Lost Gypsy Gallery", which features nature inspired handmade gizmos and gadgets.

    Guests can drive along the Southern Scenic Route, through the famous Florence Hill panorama of Tautuku beach and peninsula, Lake Wilkie, the Trails Tractor historic walk, the Cathedral Trails, and McLean Falls. Guests are also in close proximity to Niagara, Waikawa, and the Curio Bay petrified forest. The location of this property is perfect for those who like to venture through natural coastlines and intriguing sites.

    Guests can also take a drive up north crossing the Tahakopa and Maclennan rivers, through Matai and Purakanui Falls, with access to side roads that lead to attractions such as the Jacks Bay Blowhole on the coast. Other local activities include watching penguins, seals and sea lions, as well as surfing, cycling, fishing, white baiting and gathering paua.

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    Cancellation policy

    • You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
    • You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
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    Additional Information

    The property does not allow smoking. There is free parking on site.

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