Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park



52 Rankers Reviews

18 Face-to-Face

36 Camping Grounds

4 Owaka



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Renee's avatar


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 22 days ago

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Rob's avatar


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 about 1 month 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


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 2 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's avatar


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 3 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's avatar


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 3 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 about 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 :)

Jack James's avatar

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 over 1 year 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

Love Christchurch