We checkec in late as came from Te Anau and had soend the day ticky touring around. Not knowing where our next accommodation would be we said the next lot ee will stop... five minutes later we found this pace, the cafe was shut but there was a phone on the table out the front... I oicked it up... we could hear it ringing a mile away... no answer.. then we heard some sound of gravel being run on.. someone behind the bush... a quick chat and details given about the chatlets and rooms etc... sorted where in for the night... then the lady whom was looking after the place while the ow ers were away came down and gave us a key, asked if we were right for dinner and food... next minute.. eggs and bread and jam and butter were brought down, was such a pleasure to have this gift of food given to us.. we slepted very well.. I woke early and let my partner sleep as hes very ill, I statered walked towards the waterfalls and banged in the husband... we walked and talked, spoke about all sorts.. feed the chickens and admired the view.. new Zealand s hospitality at its finest! Got advice on what to see on the way out.. man.. what a stay.. which we could have stayed longer! Ill be back, unfortunately my partner wont be. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH, next time hopefully the cafe will be open and I/ will be able to have your famouse sea food chowde.it was a pleasure, and got me thinking abiut my life living on the road once I have finished this Journey! And love how everything has been recycled and reused to build this magnificent place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls is strategically situated in the centre of the Catlins. This provides an ideal overnight stopover to enjoy not only the nearby McLean Falls and Cathedral Caves, but north and South Catlins attractions. This property is located in the lush rainforest. Accommodation ranges from powered RV and tent sites, through backpacker cabins, serviced twin and double cabins, comfortable ensuite motel units, self-contained luxury chalets and family or group, two bedroom and three bedroom accommodation cottages. You can take advantage of the acclaimed Whistling Frog Cafe, which is our fully licensed restaurant and bar for all day dining and evening meals. One of the few places in the Catlins that offers such amenities. Ideal for groups. ... more less