(4 units with a double bed, 2 units with 2 x single beds)

Curio Cabins are our private cabins.

Each comes complete, with a stay-dry, lazerlite verandah, to keep the dew and rain off and to enjoy a sunrise coffee in the morning. They face the morning sun. You will share the comfortable and well appointed park facilities, including shower, toilets and kitchen.
Each cabin comes complete with towels, shampoo and soap, table and chairs, plus coffee and tea service. A heater and electric blanket, with carpeted floors keep them toasty and warm. Sleeps two per cabin.


“Bellbird Cottage”, is our large two bedroom, self-contained, cottage with private deck and wooden outdoor furniture. An expandable wooden dining table, seats up to 10.

There is a CD Stereo and board games. The cottage sleeps up to six.32” Flatscreen Televisions with DVD players and Freeview boxes in all of the motel rooms, chalets, bellbird cottage and Gatekeepers Cottage.

For the ‘horse set’. Horses can be accommodated nearby, on our farm. This unit also makes an ideal conference venue for those private corporate meetings. Use the nearby chalets and cafe, as the perfect support village.

(5 units, double beds & single bed configurations).


McLean Falls Chalets :


These newly purpose-built and spacious, fully self-contained, one bedroom chalets come complete with a private verandah and deck.

Private queen sized bedroom, fully equipped kitchen with hob and fridge, private shower and toilet, leather chairs w/ dining table, two beds in the living room, leather easy chairs. Beefy outdoor macrocarpa benches provide that cosy wilderness cabin feel, while enjoying a wine at sundown. Sumptuous leather furnishings, a large solid wood dining table and recycled rimu chef’s kitchen, provide your perfect Catlins, multi-day, exploration base.

32” Flatscreen Televisions with DVD players and Freeview boxes in all of the motel rooms, chalets, bellbird cottage and Gatekeepers Cottage

Luxurious beds, with cosy duvets and electric blankets will give you a night’s sleep to remember.Our Whistling Frog Ranch Chalets sleep up to four. There are several configurations to choose from, depending on the makeup of your party. Choose from impaired access, four person family units or the two person honeymoon layouts.

"Listen to this, darling - there's nothing but nature!" as one of our honeymoon couples said!



Our 'eco-recycled' theme continues with our seven, Luxmore of TeAnau, ensuite hotel rooms. They come complete with ensuite shower and toilet, bar refrigerator, coffee & tea service. 

A separate, purpose-built, fully-equipped kitchen off the connecting verandah, leave cooking smells where they belong, in the kitchen, not your bedroom. 32” Flatscreen Televisions with DVD players and Freeview boxes in all of the motel rooms, chalets, bellbird cottage and Gatekeepers Cottage. The warm glow of our special recycled rimu ‘hush’ sound walls not only provide a wonderful ambience to your room, but also minimise any neighbouring noise.

Bush views and a sunny private verandah with seating allow you to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the evening chorus. You can then walk up to the Whistling Frog Cafe for a special dinner.

Electric blankets and really comfy executive beds provide the perfect haven after your busy day of adventuring in this pristine part of the world. There are a number of configurations including double or double plus single bed, sleeps up to three persons.

You’ll stay in  comfortable accommodation. Choose from self contained chalets, Bellbird Cottage,  Ensuite Motels, Kiwiana Cabins, sheltered camping sites and all-weather powered RV sites.

The Whistling Frog Holiday Park in the Catlins has been rated first class by the thousands of visitors we host each year.

Stay in touch - we even have Site Wifi !

In constructing this Catlins Holiday Park we have used recycled buildings where ever possible, most built in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

The Kiwiana two person cabins were built in the South Island and used to house the single men who built the many dams along the Clutha River. They were used at Borland Lodge Youth Adventure Camp for many years and were to be scrapped. We purchased them and have restored and enhanced them to be used for your enjoyment, with a little twist of nostalgia and additional comfort way beyond what was experienced by the workers!

The ablution block comes from the Karitane Motor Camp near Dunedin and the common room was rescued from an old house near Wyndham.

The motel block was saved from the Luxmore Hotel in TeAnau. The bunkhouse is a school building from Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill.


Telephone 03 415 8338

Rewcastle Road The Catlins. On the Southern Scenic Route.

email: stay@catlinscamping.com