All options in Owaka were full and we were advised to check out Pounawea, delighted we did. A very pleasant small motel right on the water's edge, the setting could not be better. The room was fine, well appointed, clean and modern. Nice bathroom. The lady proprietor was helpful and friendly recommending a walk on Surat Bay (the beaches on the Catlins are amazing) and that you book for a meal in Owaka.
Pounawea is charming, very pretty and quiet. Recommend you stay here rather than Owaka, which in any event is only 5 mins drive. Bonus sea lion viewing in the morning!
- Free Wifi
- Free parking