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“Awsome stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Newhaven Holiday Park
324 Newhaven Road, RD1 | Surat Bay Catlins Coast, Otago, Owaka 9585, New Zealand   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Toulon, France
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“Awsome stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

During our holidays in Nz we stayed 3 nights in the New Haven Holiday Park and it's one of our best accommodation. Very nice place, nice and clean unit ensuite. Beautiful garden and very friendly owner. We recommend to go to the Catlins and to stay in New Haven HP . thank you Lyndon for being so nice, New Zealand can be proud of people like you. Nicole et jean Paul.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyndon C, Owner at Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Hi Nicole, Thank you for your kind review of us and our place, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoyed your time in NZ.
Thanks, Lyndon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed in tourist flat 3, which has its own bathroom and kitchen. The unit was spotlessly clean and was a much higher standard than I was expecting from a holiday park. It was better than staying in a motel! The bed was really comfy and there were lots of nice little touches such as little containers of coffee and tea in the unit, or a swingball set and giant chess set for guests to use. The holiday park is relatively small, which gives it a lovely peaceful atmosphere, and is really well maintained It is only a 5-10 minute walk to beautiful Surat Bay, where sea lions sunbathe on the beach. We would defintely stay here again!

Der Empfang war sehr nett, der Service super. Alles war sauber, gepflegt und voll funktionsfähig. Es hat an nichts gefehlt. Und dann natürlich noch die tolle Lage.
Jederzeit wieder!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lyndon C, Owner at Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Hi Karin, Thank you for your great review and very kind comments about our place, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
Lyndon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

In a nutshell - highly recommended. Lovely lawns to walk around, open air chess game, free BBQ, beach access to see sealions, free veges from the camp garden, friendly owner, clean, quiet, relaxing and enjoyable!! When I stayed everyone there was enjoying their stay, from the family with toddlers, the retired couple caravaning, the group of four students travelling NZ...the place was suitable for all.

I stayed in a clean, fresh tourist cabin which would sleep four (a queen bed in one room, bunks in another). Shower was hot and had good pressure. Linen supplied for the queen bed including towels. There was a hot plate and kitchen equipment but I used the communal kitchen which had two ovens and lots of pots and pans. Very large communal area with a book shelf, tv, and comfortable seating.

Seeing the stars at night was great, little light pollution so you can see the milky way.

Room Tip: Tourist cabins with linen and ensuite give luxury holiday camping experience, however very clean sho...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyndon C, Owner at Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review of our place, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your comments about it, we hope the rest of your time in NZ went well.
Thanks, Lyndon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed in a cabin for two nights on our recent trip to the Catlins and this camp ground was one of the best we've been to. Great facilities, all spotless and an awesome location. Only a few minutes walk to an amazing beach littered with Sea Lions.
Friendly owners and great atmosphere at the camp since it's not overcrowded.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lyndon C, Owner at Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Hi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and your great review of our place, we are pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again one day. Thanks, Lyndon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

we stayed in a cabin which was big and had a toaster, kettle and fridge! Was great, clean and beds were comfy with the amenities close by. A small park but this is what we like. Great service. The beach is nearby and is a fantastic walk - went to see the sealions on the beach. That was awesome.

There is not much around the area so if you are looking for a peaceful place to stay then this is it!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyndon C, Owner at Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Hi, Thank you for your great review, we are pleased you enjoyed the beach, sea lions and your time with us and hope the rest of your trip went well. Thanks, Lyndon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The park is very clean and tidy and the cabins are as well. The cabins were well looked after and had all the facilities needed. Very peaceful and quiet and in a fantastic location just near the beach. The owners obviously take a lot of pride in running their business. Fantastic value for the price. I would gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lyndon C, Owner at Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Hi Justin, Thank you for your kind review of our place, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed the Catlins and your time in NZ. Thanks, Lyndon.
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a unique spot to camp in the Catlins! The Campground is very well maintained, clean and lovely, the owners are really nice locals and the close by beach is just fantastic. You can watch amazing new Zealand Seelions!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyndon C, Owner at Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our place. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in the beautiful Catlins area . Thanks, Lyndon.
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Address: 324 Newhaven Road, RD1 | Surat Bay Catlins Coast, Otago, Owaka 9585, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Owaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newhaven Holiday Park offers a range of modern seaside accommodation on the Catlins Coast at beautiful Surat Bay. Just 5km from Owaka, Surat Bay is the home to many sea lions, sea birds and native birds all of which can be viewed in their natural environment. Newhaven Holiday Park provides beach access to Surat Bay where an excellent beach walk can be made to adjoining Cannibal Bay. Other tourist attractions on the Catlins Coast such as spectacular waterfalls, Cathedral Caves, Jack's Blowhole, bush walks, penguin viewing, horse treks, golf course and canoeing are just a short drive away. Newhaven Holiday Park has beautiful sea views and is set amongst inspiring scenery in a quiet, peaceful environment. ... more   less 
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Newhaven Holiday Park Southland Region/Owaka, New Zealand

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