My partner & I stayed two nights just after New Years while travelling around the Beautiful Catlins. Even with the rain on our tents we found the place, service & staff to be fantastic. Always helpful and there when you needed them.
We found a great spot to pitch our tent which was in the flight path of the many Tui chasing each other and going from flax bush to flax bush. The last morning we were there I was unable to sleep @ 5.30am so go up with my camera and was treated to a large number of Bell Birds, Tui, Tom Tits & Wood Pigeon all going about there day.
I would definatley recommend this place to others, it was a very central location to go sight seeing. We also went on a day trip with the local postie, Ibby which was arranged by the staff. This turned out to be a fantastic choice as we got to see & hear about the Catlins from a locals point of view and see sights off the beaten track.
The Kitchen was on the small side, but I think that was more of a case of other campers being unaware of people waiting, esp as it was during the busy season.
- 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