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Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Brisbane
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a few days recently during the winter blast and found the park to be hidden gem. Well located near the beach and estuary, it is clean, well maintained and quiet. The hosts are two of the nicest ladies you could find to run a park. On a cold and wintry day they even brought us some...

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

Hi Peter Wow thanks so much for your outstanding review - its really affirming and I always think reviews are a mirror or two way reflection - the property and the person writing the review - and this is a case in point - you are a lovely couple & wonderful guests - so cheerful and happy despite the storm...

Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my family of 4. Kids loved the beach walk and shell collecting right off the camp. The views are amazing and the facilities are new feeling and clean and the cabin had everything we needed. We will be recommending this camp to anyone travelling in the area and will be definitely be returning, loved it.

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

Hi PiperLee - thank you so very much for your review and it was grand to meet you and your family and have you stay with us. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay - holidays and time off together to rejuvenate are so important, and we sure are in a nice spot here. The welcome mat is always...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Got the super best site of the park, book easy and the staff offered me power site #1 have the amazing sea view and great privacy corner. Staffs are super friendly and very cheerful! Toilet, kitchen are clean, also have a dump station for camper van.

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

Hi Jim - thank you so very much for your stellar review - we really appreciate it - and so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes power site one is "simply the best" - and you so deserved it. We are so thankful for the amazing 360 degree photos you sent to us - your photography skills are...

Switzerland
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had a wonderful time in the Holiday Park even though the weather wasn’t the best. The owners were very helpful and told us to go the beach and doing there a 2-3 hr walk. Then we would see seals. It was the first time for us to see seals in their natural environment. And for free! Also the sky...

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

Hi Catalina thanks so much for your grand review - its really appreciated and we are so happy that you found our place amazing. The beach walk is wonderful and our NZ sea lions are magnificent - i love watching them in their own environment too. The night sky here is great for star gazing as we have minimal light...

Roxburgh, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We only live a couple of hours away, but was recommended that this was a top place to stay, so on a rare weekend off together, decided to check it out and was not disappointed at all. We stayed in a Tourist Flat and it had everything anyone could want for a comfortable stay. Only seconds from the beach with...

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

Hi Dave and Di - thank you so very much for your stellar review - we so appreciate hearing that our guests enjoy our place. it is a happy feeling to know we have made our guests holiday a special time for them and created good memories. Yes I like to keep special places a secret too! We are happy...

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice small, family-owned camping ground right at Surat Bay with lovely view over the bay. The owners are very dedicated and helpful and do keep the facilities meticulously clean every day.. All in all we had a very pleasant stay.. and would recommend staying there while in the Catlins!

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

Hi Khalid - it was so very nice to meet you both and thanks so much for your stellar review - it is so appreciated. Surat Bay sure is a magic little spot - we have had the most amazing star filled skies lately and today the sun is shining & the dawn chorus of bird song gladdens the heart....

Rouen, France
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay in this place. Staff was very welcoming and helpful. Nice DVD collection. Room were good for the price. The beach is very close and we managed to see pinguins AND 5 sealions ! The only issue is that we have to pay 2 dol to have a hot shower. We recommend this place.

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

Hi Thomas and thanks so much for your review - we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and everything meet your expectations - you sure were lucky with all the wildlife you captured - we would appreciate any photos emailed through to us or to our face book page - and thanks for your recommendation. Take excellent...

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Small park which backs onto A beach, very clean and tidy. We spotted a few sea lions on the beach out the back of holiday park. The two ladies who worked there were very lovely. Only 5km away from cara and Neil's horse riding which my mum did- she loved it!

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

Hi Ez R Thank yo so very much for your grand review - we really appreciate it and are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Surat Bay - it is a magical spot - it was great to meet you both and so glad your mum enjoyed the horse riding. Maybe see you again in Darwin one...

Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our Hosts were very welcoming even though we arrived well after 6pm. We were shown to our Flat and all the facilities were pointed out to us, along with the pathway to the beach. Nothing was too much trouble. We had all we needed in our flat but told we were welcome to use the kitchen and communal areas too....

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

Hi Jane thank you so very much for your stellar review - we so appreciate hearing that we are meeting our our guests expectations - and that you enjoy what we have to offer - the sun is shining this morning - a celebration given the spring weather the summer has offered so far - hope your ongoing travels and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our time here at this small and friendly campsite. The owners were lovely, chatty and helpful. The facilities were good and comfortable. Access to the beach is a short walk over a little bridge where you will find sea lions resting on the Ssands. Albert in particular, is a real character and treated us to an amazing display...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Services
  • 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 | Catlins, Owaka, Surat Bay 9585, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Surat Bay
Price Range: $70 - $128 (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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“best place to see seals for free”
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