We stayed here end of March for 2 nights. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The studio was in great shape and had wonderful beach views. In fact you could see the dolphins surfing the waves right from the balcony! In some places in New Zealand you have to pay to swim with dolphins so the ability to do it here for free is an added bonus! There is so much to do here with most activities within walking distance. In the late afternoon the yellow eyed penguins are only a 10 minute walk away and there is the famous petrified forest as well. Dany the owner was very friendly and informative.
Our only disappointment was how cold the water is! We desperately wanted to enter the water and swim with the dolphins but the water was way too cold. However down the beach near the campground you can do surfing lessons at a good price which includes a wet suit. We would recommend coming here when the water is at its warmest.
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- Also Known As:
- Curio Bay Boutique Hotel Tokanui
- Curio Bay Accommodation Tokanui, Southland Region, New Zealand