Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park



56 Rankers Reviews

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8 Camping Grounds

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Anna Swain's avatar

Anna Swain

Ranking: 10/10

Cute small camp with fantastic clean facilities. Right on lagoon with walk to beach. Sea lion viewing. Prefect sunset spot.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Tom Z.'s avatar

Tom Z.

Ranking: 9/10

Cosy and small camp ground with superb location close to the sea. Aound the corner were seal laying at the beach.
Clean but bit outdated facilities. But it fits to the cool owner and charm of the location. Mainly blocks and only few campers. Perfect stay at catlinss!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the great review Tom

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Ian and Sharon

Ranking: 10/10

Such great find . Best site we’ve found in our entire trip , ideal setting and excellent owners. So good we’ve just booked an extra night. Facilities good only 2 showers one m one f but not problem as surprisingly site not too busy . Sunset benches a really nice touch looking out over the a bay. Track from site to Surat bay and onward.
Weather great not what we expected of the Caitlins but whole area a real find. Brits coming to NZ should come down here off the tourist route but don’t tell anyone keep it secret

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Colin's avatar


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 11 months ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Cheers Colin glad you enjoyed our little spot and whats on offer

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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 over 1 year ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the great review Renee. It makes us happy knowing that others love this spot like we do

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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

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

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 over 1 year ago

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park responds:

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