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Outdoor Vacation in the Heart of the Catlins near Dunedin, New Zealand

The Catlins, South Island (New Zealand)

Outdoor Vacation in the Heart of the Catlins near Dunedin, New Zealand

5.0 3 Reviews

"A jewel in the Catlins"

Katherine & Stacey Pennington.
2 Nature Lodges
2 guests per bedroom
Private room

This accommodation is located in the heart of the Catlins near Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island and can accommodate two guests, ideal for an outdoor vacation. The room comes with a comfortable queen-size bed with an electric blanket, linens, and towels. There is a separate bathroom and toilet that is shared among other rooms. This charming room also comes with a TV and has an extra single bed if required.

Guests staying here also have access to the fully-equipped kitchen, including gas hob, oven, dishwasher, and microwave. The dining area off of the kitchen allows guests to relax and enjoy dinner in front of the panoramic view of the coast that can be seen from the living room adjacent to the kitchen.

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.

Features and services

  • Washing machine
  • barbecue Private Barbecue
  • Coffeemaker
  • Bathtub
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Kitchen
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electric blankets
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5.0 - 3 Reviews

Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
The property does not allow smoking. There is free parking on site.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Add check in and check out dates to get the cancellation details

Free cancellation until .

After that, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

If you cancel before check in day get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.


Location and surroundings

The Catlins, South Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Fishing

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.