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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a simple cabin but it was more than adequate. The showers and toilets were very clean and close by. There was a good well equipped kitchen and an adjacent communal room. The nearby beach is stunning and it is a very good plsace to stay for those interested in natural history.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi and thanks so very much for your review - its appreciated - and to boot we are happy you had a grand stay with us and enjoyed the facilities - we work hard to make our guests time with us a good one - hope your travels and holiday are going well - stay safe & take care, cheers...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two nights spent in a self contained cabin. Warm and toasty, and we watched all the DVDs on the sea lions. Seeing them was the highlight of our visit. Also loved the forrest with all the bird calls. Such welcoming hostesses in a pristine environment...

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Jane and thanks so much for your review - we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us - the sea lions are magnificent creatures - so full of intelligence, curiosity and fun. We are watching and asking our guests to watch with us, for sightings of females who should hopefully all be pregnant - they will give...

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Newhaven holiday park was wonderful, the staff were lovely and friendly. Our cabin was spotless clean and the shared facilities were well equipped and clean. We could even watch the All Blacks on prime! All in all would stay here again beautiful quiet location 👌🏾

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Tuesday - thanks you so very much for your kind review - we really appreciate hearing from our guests - wasn't the all blacks game fantastic - and yes it is grand to be able to watch it from the comfort of your cabin. We had the TV reception re-done over the winter and now get 15-18 channels (better...

Reviewed 7 October 2016

Located at the end of the street, our powered van site was right on the sea front the couple who own the place are wonderfull the place is very well kept great showers ( time limited in peak season to save water as its trucked in to them) tv room cooking facilities very clean homely and welcoming. Beach walks to...

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Keith - thank you so much for your review and glowing reference - we really appreciate the feedback, and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It is grand being able to camp right alongside the beach - guests say that they sleep so well with the sounds of the surf and water bubbling along sweet water creek....

Rosebud, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We spent 4 Nights in a fully self contained cabin, excellent accommodation and close to the water and beach, with very friendly and helpful hosts. Everything was well appointed and very comfortable, a great place to get away from everything and explore the beautiful beach with its abundance of sea lions and wild life around, most enjoyable.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Gail - thanks so much for your grand review - I am really happy you enjoyed your stay with us because we really enjoyed meeting and getting to know you all - you were really fun guests, full of adventure and appreciation - so glad you stay with us was good. Hope the rest of your holiday and travels...

Jervis Bay, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This holiday park even in the middle of winter was very comfortable. We wanted to be close to the beach to see sea lions. Our cabin was very warm, clean and had everything we needed. Free wifi. Friendly staff. Great walk down to the beach which is very close.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so very much for your review. It was our pleasure having you stay with us - and we are delighted that your stay was special, and our "hidden gem" ticked all the boxes. The sunrise on the beach this morning was breathtaking - a reminder that summer is just around the corner. Travel safe and take...

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

fantastic holiday spot stayed in tourist flat and just fabulous. free wifi. warm and comfy. genuine friendly helpful and knowledgeable local kiwi owners. right on the beach with wild life sea lions. coming back here.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Horixon thanks so much for your "outstanding" review - we really appreciate your feedback and letting other travelers know what we are about and offer our guests. we work hard to make guests holidays a happy and memorable time with us. The sea lions sure put on s show for you. Enjoy the Otago coast and travel safe in...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We spent one night in a powered site here and we were given the best spot that overlooks the water leading to Surat Bay. We were the only ones at this small park and it was fantastic. The amenities are great with a decent kitchen, eating area and lounge. You have pay for the showers (because they run on tank...

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Christine - thanks so much for taking the time to review us - power site 1 is the best spot with uninterrupted views out over Surat Bay. It is great to go to sleep with the sound of the waves, lulling you off. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope you have a fun holiday...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

A great spot for an overnight winter stay friendly staff with a very clean cottage very warm with everything you need to cook a meal and make a coffee Great walks along the beach at sunrise and DVDs to enjoy on a long winter evening tucked up in bed

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Really nice holiday park with all excellent amenities. Great local information for travelers and just top hosts. We saw sea lions on the beach and would have liked to stay longer to try out the fishing. Thanks sue is was really nice to stay in your park.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Kylie we appreciate your review, thanks so much. It is good when you are travelling to get local advice and information about what to see and do, and how to maximise your time. Hopefully you can make a return trip to the Catlins some time. take excellent care, cheers jude

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newhaven Holiday Park (NHP) is an authentic 100% NZ Pure, eco-tourism experience. We are an award winning seaside accommodation Holiday Park, blessed with beautiful sea views, inspiring scenery, quiet & peaceful environment on the Catlins Coast at beautiful Surat Bay. Surat Bay is home to the rare and critically endangered NZ sea lion. Experience natural encounters, watch them swim and play, the whole family posing for your photo. Delight in magical beach sunsets, sea birds and native birds all in their natural environment. NHP provides beach access to Surat Bay where an excellent beach walk links to Cannibal Bay, or explore our Newhaven rain-forest walk. Newhaven Holiday Park is perfect when travelling the Southern Scenic Route being an ideal retreat in natural idyllic surroundings. We are the ultimate place to base yourself while exploring the Catlins Coast, spectacular waterfalls, Cathedral Caves, Jacks Blowhole, bush walks, penguin viewing at Nugget Point, horse treks, golf course, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, fishing, white baiting-sunset viewing. The only footprint you leave is the one in the sand. Stay and Play at Surat Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Address: 324 Newhaven Road, Surat Bay 9585, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Surat Bay
Price Range: ₹ 3,394 - ₹ 6,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Some tent sites are small so if you have a large tent I would suggest you mention this on booking so that you are allocated a larger site.”
 of 5 bubbles Ultimate17, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Any of the cabins would be great depending on number of people staying and budget. Retro caravan looks really coold”
 of 5 bubbles Shandster007, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All rooms face a shared lawn courtyard which makes it nice and friendly - have also stayed a couple of times in a tent and found some good sheltered sites here.”
 of 5 bubbles colem_12, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
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