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Whistling Frog Café & Resort

9 Rewcastle Road, The Catlins, Otago 9586 New Zealand

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Fri 10a-7p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Wifi
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“Eat, stay & play - all in one location!”

The Whistling Frog Resort & Café, lies in the heart of the Catlins Coastal Conservation Park, built to provide all the amenities for guests to enjoy the ancient Podocarp Rainforest, with stunning scenic viewpoints, magnificent waterfalls, giant sea caves, and an ice-age, mirror dune lake.

This remote location away from city lights offers chances to see the Southern Lights, and rare photo opportunities against the pitch black sky. You can even see an abundance of rare wildlife, including sealions and yellow-eyed penguins, on the nearby beaches. Your ideal, mid-point stop-over on your southern scenic adventure from Queenstown to Dunedin, this hidden gem of a venue is ideally situated next to the McLean Falls and the low-tide accessible, Cathedral Caves.

The Whistling Frog Resot & Cafe offers budget and self contained accommodation with on-site award winning eatery & brew pub, barista coffee & goodies, free WIFI, free DVD hire, guest Happy Hour, featuring, chef-prepared meals and quick service at lunch to get you back on the road fast. Choose from romantic, modern, self-contained chalets, comfortable ensuite motel studios with rimu hush walls, historic TV cabins, or park and play at their sheltered powered van sites or tent sites.

If you want to be by the beach, there are 3 x self-contained units, located a short 8 minute drive north from the Whistling Frog complex, at the Papatowai Beach settlement. There you can enjoy the verandah with bush setting and a short 2 minute stroll to the picture perfect, Papatowai Beach & Kings Rocks trail. The Catlins, are rugged, remote and endowed with the largest tracts of native rainforest and endangered marine wildlife. The region is sparsely populated with stunning coastal scenery. A must-see during your South Island adventure, along the famous Southern Scenic Route.

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Whistling Frog Café & Resort

9 Rewcastle Road
The Catlins
9586 New Zealand


Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Waitstaff
Check In
3 PM
Check Out
10 AM
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  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Tour Desk
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