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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We loved our time here at this small and friendly campsite. The owners were lovely, chatty and helpful. The facilities were good and comfortable. Access to the beach is a short walk over a little bridge where you will find sea lions resting on the Ssands. Albert in particular, is a real character and treated us to an amazing display...

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a gem of a camp ground, small site with camp kitchen and dinning lounge. Site has easy access to the river and beach to check out the seals. The site has a few cabins, powered sites and non powered sites. We are in a 2 person tent and the site was perfect for us with lovely grassy pitches for...

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Katy and thank you so very much for your review it is really appreciated - and we are so pleased your enjoyed your stay with us and that the Holiday Park meet all your needs. The Catlins is unique in its diversity and wildlife and offers so much without a huge cost - great for families and tourists alike....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a highlight of our South Island trip and couldn't fault it. We loved the location - sunsets, heart of the Catlins, beaches, sea lions - and the staff (lady with braids) was very friendly! Great facilities and we loved watching the fireworks over the lagoon on NYE. Quiet, relaxing, peaceful, off the beaten track.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Hanamiko - and thank you so very much for your stellar review - we really appreciate it - and so happy to be the "highlight" of your South island trip". The New Years Eve fireworks are spectacular over the water, and you are right Surat bay is so relaxing & rejuvenating. Wishing you New Years blessings, take excellent care,...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights in tourist cabin. Cabin was clean and comfortable, as was the communal kitchen and games area. Kids had a great time on the trampoline. The weather was crazy but it was wonderful to be right at Surat bay so we could duck out whenever the weather calmed down a bit. Amazing to see sea lions swimming in...

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Alyshia - thanks so much for your stellar review we so appreciate hearing we are meeting our guests expectations and that you & your beautiful family enjoyed staying in one of our Tourist Flats. We enjoyed meeting you and we hope your holiday and travelling experiences in NZ continue to be magic - Australia is a beautiful country too....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 7 nights in #1 and 2 campsites. Amazing spot looking over the Bay/estuary. Loved the wildlife and proximity to Catlins attractions. Unfortunately the weather was pretty awful the whole time and the site was very exposed to the Southerly/SW. Clean and welcoming.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Andrea and thank you so much for your kind review - you and your family were great guests, with a excellent attitude - despite the windy weather - and we enjoyed meeting and getting to know you and your family. Your kayak trip was epic - we are still eagerly awaiting news of any sea lions pups born here....

Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 8 nights starting from Boxing day last year. On arrival we were greeted by friendly and informative staff. We had booked in advance as we have a medium size caravan and it is advisable at the busy time of the year. The park is a greet place to stay and we did day...

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi and a very Happy New Year to you both - thank you so very much for your glowing review - you have made my day -its great to know we are on the right track and our guests are happy with what we are trying to achieve. We really enjoyed getting to know you and yes you are so...

Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in January in one of the self catering motel units at Newhaven Holiday Park. We loved it. It was warm, spotlessly clean, comfortable and in a lovely location beside the beach and river. From the holiday park we explored the Catlins region and found this a great base to do so. It is close to Owaka...

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Pauline - thank you so very much for your outstanding review - it is appreciated as we work hard to meet our guests expectations - it is great to know we are on track, and you found us a great spot to base yourself while exploring the delights of the Catlins. The sun is shining bright this morning and...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we made contact the team were fantastic good old southern hospitality we arrived to a very friendly person was so nice after a long drive the grounds were spotless as all amenities were sea lions just a stroll down the beach 10 out of 10

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi usfey1 and thank you so very much. You were wonderful guests - and we are so pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us, it was great to meet you and wasn't the trampoline a hit. Hope your ongoing travels and holiday continue to be a magic time, take excellent care, cheers and happy new year - Jude

Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very clean comprehensive facilities. One minute to the beach of the bay. Sea lion on the trail 1 minute away. DVDs and a big TV room for rainy days. Catlins about 20 minutes away. Five minutes fast drive to high ground in case of tsunami.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so very much for your stunning review - its so appreciated as we put our heart and soul into making our holiday park a nice place to relax, rejuvenate - meet our resident wildlife - the NZ sea lions - and explore the Catlins. Take excellent care, enjoy your onward travels and holiday time in NZ...

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had a simple cabin but it was more than adequate. The showers and toilets were very clean and close by. There was a good well equipped kitchen and an adjacent communal room. The nearby beach is stunning and it is a very good plsace to stay for those interested in natural history.

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Jude M, Owner at Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi and thanks so very much for your review - its appreciated - and to boot we are happy you had a grand stay with us and enjoyed the facilities - we work hard to make our guests time with us a good one - hope your travels and holiday are going well - stay safe & take care, cheers...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newhaven Holiday Park (NHP) is an authentic 100% NZ Pure, eco-tourism experience. We are an award winning seaside accommodation Holiday Park, blessed with beautiful sea views, inspiring scenery, quiet & peaceful environment on the Catlins Coast at beautiful Surat Bay. Surat Bay is home to the rare and critically endangered NZ sea lion. Experience natural encounters, watch them swim and play, the whole family posing for your photo. Delight in magical beach sunsets, sea birds and native birds all in their natural environment. NHP provides beach access to Surat Bay where an excellent beach walk links to Cannibal Bay, or explore our Newhaven rain-forest walk. Newhaven Holiday Park is perfect when travelling the Southern Scenic Route being an ideal retreat in natural idyllic surroundings. We are the ultimate place to base yourself while exploring the Catlins Coast, spectacular waterfalls, Cathedral Caves, Jacks Blowhole, bush walks, penguin viewing at Nugget Point, horse treks, golf course, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, fishing, white baiting-sunset viewing. The only footprint you leave is the one in the sand. Stay and Play at Surat Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Address: 324 Newhaven Road | The Catlins, Surat Bay 9585, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Surat Bay
Price Range: $67 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Not a hotel so not relevant”
 of 5 bubbles plambley, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the powered site by the water”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineWesty, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Some tent sites are small so if you have a large tent I would suggest you mention this on booking so that you are allocated a larger site.”
 of 5 bubbles Ultimate17, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Any of the cabins would be great depending on number of people staying and budget. Retro caravan looks really coold”
 of 5 bubbles Shandster007, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All rooms face a shared lawn courtyard which makes it nice and friendly - have also stayed a couple of times in a tent and found some good sheltered sites here.”
 of 5 bubbles colem_12, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
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