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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.

Thank Gail P
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.

Thank Babsy52
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.

1Thank horixon
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...

Thank ChristineWesty
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

Thank Anna A
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.

Thank Kylie K
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

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Jude and Cara made me most welcome when I visited recently to photograph sea lion pups. The camp is sublimely situated on the edge of Surat Bay, one of the most picturesque beaches in New Zealand and home to many Sea Lions. The facilities are clean as a whistle and the grounds show the care that has been heaped on...

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

Hi Sealionsam thanks so much for both staying with us and taking the time to review us - we really appreciate it. Thanks as well for all the volunteer work you do to protect and look after our precious sea lions. Please let us know when the calendar with the baby sea lions is out would love to get some....

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2016

My family stayed here for 4 nights in late January in a cabin with an ensuite. We had a wonderful time and would have liked to stay longer. Jude and Brenda are wonderful hosts. The place is spotlessly clean and very quiet. The beach is wonderful and seeing the sea lions up close was special. We even saw a sea...

Thank annasophia42
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Quaint little campground. This is a good spot if you want to see sea lions. Just a short walk to the beach. Amenities are super clean. What I liked less about it was that a) you have to pay NZD for a 5 minute shower - which was not that good, and b) WiFi is super expensive to purchase (there...

Thank Amsterdam-Stampertje
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, quiet a true paradise. Lovely amenities and excellent hosts. Could not believe how quiet things were even in the mornings with other campers around. A truly magical place to stay and relax. Would love to come back in the future to stay longer.

Thank 20kellyr

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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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 | Catlins, Owaka, Surat Bay 9585, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Surat Bay
Price Range: ₹ 3,008 - ₹ 7,325 (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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