Best Places for Backpackers in Catlins, New Zealand.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Catlins, New Zealand.

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Top 2 hostels in Catlins, New Zealand.

These are the 2 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Catlins, New Zealand.


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Thomas's Catlins Lodge and Camp Ground

The lodge has a mix of room styles. In the Main Wing, we have spacious dorm rooms (4 beds per room). These have two single beds and a set of bunks. In the Surat Wing, we have budget and ensuite rooms. The ensuite rooms have new bathrooms and full linen, and come in twin, double and triples. I...
Thomas's Catlins Lodge and Camp Ground is a hostel in Catlins. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

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Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park is a seaside accommodation. It is peaceful, tranquility, recharge and relax. With modern, spacious, self-contained tourist units. Tourist Flat 1 - family Unit sleeps from 2 to 5 guests, Tourist Flat 2 & 3 sleeps from 2 to 4 guests. Chalet cabins sleep from 2 to 4 gu...
Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park is a campsite in Catlins. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Things to see and do while backpacking in Catlins, New Zealand.

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Sea Shepherd

The yellow signs indicating the city of New York, Sydney, Hobart, London, Tokyo, Cape Reinga etc. etc. and the respective Kms that separate us from these. Here we meet many people that have traveled by walk this path starting the journey in the North Island coming downhere. It ‘s fascinating to think you can grind so many Kms even without prior training and immerse yourself so completely in nature. 5:00 pm : we decide to move towards that wonderful region called CATLINS, famous for its natural and breathtaking scenery and amazing wildlife! Our goal is to see the animals in their natural environment and in this area you can admire seals, sealions, dolphins, but above all the rare penguins! Can’t wait to discover this region and I’m sure it will not disappoint us.

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