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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We stayed here on a really cold wet evening, after a day of extraordinarily high winds along the coastline, and this place was such a pleasant surprise when we were starting to wonder if we'd be able to find anywhere for the night. The young staff were very friendly, helpful and so enthusiastic about the place and its history. The...

1Thank Marianne K
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

We found this to be one of the most expensive campsites we stayed in ($50 a night) but also the worst quality in terms of facilities - the toilets were unisex, old and there were only 3, and the laundry machines were outside. Annoyingly lots of people turned up after the office shut and disappeared early in the morning so...

1Thank Beckie E
ISPIDunedin, Manager at Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. You made a few points that I would like to address in your review to help you and others understand our establishment more. We here at the Whistling Frog Cafe, Bar and Resort were established in 2004 with the theme of being an eco-friendly holiday park/ resort....

Reviewed 12 October 2015

We had been to the beautiful McLean Falls and it was the end of the day and dark. We started to worry about where we would eat/sleep,as we didn't fancy a long drive. Then in the middle of nowhere we found this fabulous Holiday Park. We thought it would be fairly ordinary,but we were so surprised to get an almost...

Thank annarosabaker
ISPIDunedin, Manager at Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us and share the great news with others. We do our best to go above and beyond for our guests and am glad we could accommodate you on every level. The chalets are our most recent addition to our resort, giving visitors a more luxurious and romantic experience....

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in a powered campervan site with 2 friends. We were checked-in by a polite and helpful American lady who went over all the great walks and sights in the local area with us as well as informing us about their bar/restaurant and happy hour (which we made the most of!), we also had free wifi...

Thank samotha94
ISPIDunedin, Manager at Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review about us at The Whistling Frog. It was great having you ladies stay with us and you made the most of all the facilities and services we have to offer. Wifi is one of those must haves when travelling and being such a hard thing to find (especially for free) can...

Wynyard, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We arrived late afternoon after a cold and long day and were greeted with a warm and friendly smile as well as a warm wood heater. We stayed here in a campervan and were advised of there happy hour and meal options at the Whistling frog cafe which part of the holiday park. The...

1Thank Tredricho
ISPIDunedin, Manager at Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for writing a review for us, we are so glad you could spend the night in our holiday park and take advantage of our great restaurant and happy hour specials! Convenience is key when it comes to travelling, that's why we are positioned in the heart of it all! We hope to have you join us again...

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Our stay was late July WINTER!!!! Room was cold, heating not sufficient for Winter in NZ. Shower didn't have hot water. Manager EXTREMELY RUDE. I quote "maybe its best you leave then" we just wanted to be warm! not too much to ask. We even got charged for leaving a day early. Care factor of Management is a huge big...

3Thank Nicole D
ISPIDunedin, Manager at Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls, responded to this review

Hello Nicole, I have been waiting for your review on Trip Advisor since threatening us with one a few weeks ago. We were very friendly and welcoming upon you and your husbands arrival, and asked you to notify us if there was anything we could do to make your stay more comfortable. Your heaters had been turned on the previous...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We stayed here for two nights recently in a campervan, the second night unplanned but we got snowed in. Can't comment on the rooms, but the bathroom facilities were clean, if basic, with unlimited hot showers. There is also a kitchen and tv room. The setting is beautiful, with large plantings of harakeke (native flax) separating the powered sites. The...

Thank pauashel
Colyton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The price and location of this campsite are great. The cost includes free hot showers, and wifi, there is also a cafe on site. On arriving at the site we planned on cooking our dinner, but unfortunately could not find the kitchen, we were also not provided with a map of the site. In the morning i did find the...

Thank SamanthaLetten
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We booked 2 nights and loved it so much we stayed an extra night. Loved that our dog was welcome, the cafe was such a bonus and the food fantastic. Really nice atmosphere, very friendly owners and the chalet, although a little more than we planned on spending, was so nice with it's little veranda, that it was worth it....

Thank bubblynz
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Two of us stayed in a motel unit near the road. We chose the location so we could get good access to both ends of the Caitlin's. We had a good nights sleep but the room was really small, dark and so out of date. The prices were too much for the room. It was really an old cabin with...

Thank whymiss
ISPIDunedin, Manager at Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for writing us a review 5 months after staying with us. It seems like you have stayed in one of our "Historical Motel Ensuites" which was built in the 1980s as stated. If you wanted to stay in something more 'modern' then we do have our luxury one bedroom chalets available, which are very new and modern....

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Central Catlins location, next to the Cathedral Caves & McLean Falls. Accommodation ranges from private cabins to self-contained chalets and cottages, RV & tent sites, suiting everyone's needs and budget. Meals, coffee and craft beers are available within the complex at the acclaimed 'Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar,' offering all day dining and evening meals. One of the few places in the Catlins that offers such amenities and convenience. Ideal for couples, families, tours and groups. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls

Address: 9 Rewcastle Road | off Chaslands Highway, Chaslands 9586, New Zealand (Formerly McLean Falls Motels & Holiday Park)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Chaslands
Price Range: $79 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Catlins Kiwi Holiday Park at McLean Falls 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“We chose a simple cabin, super quite”
michelleskinz, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid staying in a motel room if you want don't want to hear the neighbours”
jmW6290DW, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The motels rooms are nice with ensute. there is a well set up communal kithen. But the chalets are all self contained and very special”
361micks, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“instead of a motel unit, perhaps a villa is better value”
604roberth, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Standard cabins are lovely, number 5 is closest to the shower block!”
AdamJ725, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
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