Stay at the "Whistling Frog" Holiday Park, in the heart of the Catlins... Next to the spectacular 'Cathedral Caves' Escape the city, feel the serenity, breathe pure air, forest 'bathe' in nature CENTRAL LOCATION for your CATLINS vacation getaway along the spectacular Catlins Coast Scenic Byway! Visit the McLean Falls, Cathedral Caves, Tautuku Estuary Boardwalk, Tautuku Beach, Lake Wilkie, within minutes!
Dine with the locals at our 'retro' Bedford, food truck, 10 minutes north of the holiday park. Run by multi - award winning, Chef Tom Peake & his wife, Nikki Peake PLUS TEAM WHISTLING FROG at the Papatowai Country Store
featuring "Peake's Kitchen" - Gourmet Food Truck on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
1. Wildlife Experiences in the Catlins | Southland This incredible coastline is home to the world’s smallest dolphins, most endangered sea lions and rarest penguins. Visitors to Curio Bay during the summer and autumn can often see Hector’s dolphins playing in the surf, and at low tide you can view the 180-million-year-old Jurassic forest which is revealed on the shoreline. Low tide is also the time to go to Cathedral Caves which have amazing acoustics and are one of the world’s largest sea cave complexes. “I’d love to have a family holiday exploring the Catlins” says Richie.