Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

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Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

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Award winning seaside Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park, Home of the NZ Sea Lions, 100% NZ Pure, eco-tourism camping experience

Kia Ora - Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park is an authentic 100% NZ Pure eco-tourism experience. Kiwi owned and operated - small, eco friendly, of the beaten track, award winning seaside camp for nature lovers.

Blessed with beautiful sea views, inspiring scenery, quiet & peaceful environment on the Catlins Coast at magical Surat Bay - home to the critically endangered NZ sea lions.
Magical beach sunsets / sunrises, sea birds and native birds all in their natural environment.
Perfect when travelling the Southern Scenic Route or as a base to explore the Catlins - its spectacular waterfalls, Cathedral Caves, Jacks Blowhole, Nugget Point, penguin viewing, bush walks, horse treks, golf course and canoeing/kayaking.

Modern, spacious, self-contained tourist units, chalet cabins, retro caravan, grassed powered sites and tent sites.
Guest lounge, dining and well equipped kitchen, coin laundry - showers. Free BBQ's, DVD's, camp garden, trampoline, children's play house, voucher wireless internet, beach access, sunset viewing guest area.

On the Catlins Coast, we are at Newhaven village - with a resident population of under 20. It is 5km to Owaka - capital of Catlins - (population 400). Owaka has a petrol station, 4 Square grocery store with an ATM, two cafe / restaurants (its good to book as may close early), a chemist, country gift shop with wood fired pizza's, excellent museum, and a local tavern with restaurant.

There is a dump station in Owaka and free drinking water.

On the Catlins Coast, Surat Bay is just 5 km from Owaka. Follow the signs to Surat Bay from Owaka.
Cross the bridge over the Owaka River onto Newhaven Rd, and follow the signs to Newhaven Holiday Park. (3km)
EASY TO FIND US! Newhaven Holiday Park GPS coordinates: -46.47242174228063 (Latitude), 169.7175750895492 (Longitude).

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South IslandSouthlandOwaka

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  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

Summer - 0830 - 2030hrs Check in after 2 PM, Check out 10 AM
Winter - 0900 - 1800hrs

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Accommodations

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    Powered Campsite

    Grassed sites - some with sea views

    Base Rate (2 persons) $40/day
    Extra Adult $20/day
    Extra Child $10/day
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    Unpowered Campsite

    grassed and sheltered sites

    Base Rate (2 persons) $35/day
    Extra Adult $20/day
    Extra Child $10/day
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    Chalet Cabin

    This is a warm, comfortable cabin that sleeps 2 to 4 people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $70/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $15/day
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    Tourist Flat (Family Size)

    This is a modern self-contained unit that sleeps up to five people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $130/day
    Extra Adult $30/day
    Extra Child $20/day
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    Chalet Cabin

    This is a warm, comfortable cabin that sleeps 2 to 4 people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $70/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $15/day
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    Tourist Flat

    This is a modern self-contained unit that sleeps up to 4 people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $110/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $15/day
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    Tourist Flat

    This is a modern self-contained unit that sleeps up to 4 people

    Base rate 2 adults $110/day
    extra adults $25/day
    children $15/day
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    Retro caravan with chalet awning

    Fun camping in retro caravan, fridge, toaster, electric jug, heater, microwave, cutlery & crockery. Chalet awning up in summer.

    Excellent value $60/day

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Featured review

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This review was selected by Grant and Deborah of Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park on Sat 12 Nov, 2016.

Pamela Hoffman's avatar

Pamela Hoffman

Ranking: 7/10

Great location - nice beach to walk to with sea lions. Camp was a bit dense and facilities a bit dated. Owners very nice and helpful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Colin's avatar

Colin

Ranking: 9/10

Great small scale holiday park in beautiful location. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Great kitchen with lots of extras. Take $2 coins for the shower but well worth it. Really clean and tidy. Bit of a trick getting a big caravan in but well worth the effort.

Reviewed 29 days ago

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Renee's avatar

Renee

Ranking: 9/10

Great wee spot. Not huge but that's part of the appeal and guests seem to be friendlier. On tank water so showers on coins to keep them brief. I support this. Kitchen good enough with extra equipment too - always handy. Good advice about when to see local wildlife so we're pleased to experience the area. Nice and quiet and would have stayed longer if we had more time

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Rob

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic small scale campsite at the end of a gravel road. Facilities are great, kitchen en shared room have a very cosy atmosphere, and kitchen is well equipped. The great perk is that the campsite is close to the beach, for wonderful walks. And of course the sun set sitting area. We have travelled last year and this year for a month with a camper, and this is really the best campsite we have been.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Cheers for the great reveiw Rob you rock. Safe travels for the future go well

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Joanne's avatar

Joanne

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location for campsite on Surat Bay next to the Pacific. Beach access from the campsite with seals and sea lions! Sunset viewing platform with spectacular views. $2 shower but warm and powerful.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Cheers Joanne so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the sea lions co operated

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Christin

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful camp site! Great view from the campervan (ask for site nr. 1 when booking a powered site, since it's the one closest to the water). Spectacular beach, we even saw a sea lion. Facilities are clean (shower is 2 dollars). Can definitely recommend staying here!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Hi Christin glad that you enjoyed our little park and the surrounding wild life. cheers and safe travels

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Caitlin

Ranking: 10/10

We stopped here as our electric camper had ran out of power. We hooked ourselves up and found the owners to witch they were very understanding and extremely polite and allowed us to power up until we had enough km to get to another power sight. During our brief stay they allowed us to use all amenities and only asked for a small fee! Over all lovely place would stay here!the beach is amazing and we got to see one seal! He was very friendly and came and said hello. Cannot recommend this place enough

Reviewed 8 months ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Cheers Caitlin hope you got hm in under 200 power stops lol. Was our pleasure to help you two out. Good luck with the next ( new ) model

Bailey Dunne 's avatar

Bailey Dunne

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing location, we did see seals on the beach here. New and clean facilities, 2 dollars for a shower and not many so there was a short wait in the morning for a shower. Quiet and friendly atmosphere

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us

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Don G's avatar

Don G

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I was on a motorcycle trip by myself camping all around the south island. This was by far my favorite place I stayed. I was hesitant to stay at holiday parks, but as soon as I pulled up the owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. The beach, sea lions and facilities are amazing and it's exactly what I needed after a long chilly, wet and windy day of riding. I even woke up to watch sea lions playing in the bay directly in front of my campsite. I don't really write reviews but felt I needed to make an exception for this place. It's definitely worth staying if you are by yourself, with friends or with a family. I would 100% come back if I'm ever down there.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Anytime for you Don. It was great meeting you, hopefully w will meet again go well mate and safe travels always

Grant & Deborah :)

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Jack James

Ranking: 7/10

Highlight of the stay was the beach walk to see the local sea lions! The little kitchen was small but functional and free outdoor bbqs were nice. Free 200mb of WiFi per night was handy to. the only shame was the showers I understand being on tank water means they need to be short but would’ve been nice if it was warm too!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Not quite sure what went on with the shower temperature but they are gas operated so heat shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for understanding about the rain water it makes us very eco concuss. Glad you enjoyed our beach front back yard

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Antonio Rovira

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing location - Amazing facilities - Amazing management!
My wife and I are traveling around NZ for a month as our honeymoon trip. We have stayed in many camping sites and this spot had been one of our favourite so far.
It is a great spot with a lot of activities to do. Debra (the owner) could not be a nicer person, she really makes you feel comfortable.
We really recommend you to stay here it is really worth it!
10/10 place!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the amazing review Antonio. Yes Deborah is great thats why I married her. lol So glad you enjoyed your time with us safe travels

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Gary Prescot

Ranking: 10/10

We loved this place so much we didn't want to leave. When we went, the new owners had only been there 2 weeks. Grant and Deb were great. Facilities are great and super handy for a beach walk. Watch out for the crocodiles though. The showers are a pain but they are on tank water so it's understandable. They have heaps of DVDs to borrow at no charge ( but please be honest). I can't wait to get back there one day.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for your great review Gary. I wish we were on town supply for the showers pain in the you know where, but really happy you enjoyed your stay with . Looking forward to having you back, keep on traveling. Yay for holidays

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paul danniels

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fabulous stay, great staff so friendly and welcomeing. Great amenities. Very clean. Walk to veiw sea lions was stunning

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us mate please come again it surely is a magnificent place in the world

Jane's avatar

Jane

Ranking: 10/10

Great location, we had gale force winds, but could still find a sheltered corner for a ciggy and NZ Pinot, what else do you need. Helpful staff, lovely facilities.

Reviewed over 2 years ago