7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins
7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins

7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins

© Kaka Point Spa Accommodation – Catlins

Couples’ Accommodation in The Catlins

A coastline scattered with sweeping beaches, forests sprawling to the sea and all sorts of wildlife, The Catlins is an endearing place that couples will sure want to stay awhile. Soak in the Pacific Ocean views or remote mountainous landscapes from your quaint cottage, B&B or even a glamping tent by staying in romantic accommodation in The Catlins. We list some of our top picks in the list below!

For more romantic getaway, anniversary or honeymoon travel advice, check out The Honeymoon Guide to The Catlins and the 8 Romantic Activities in The Catlins for Couples.

1. Catlins Mohua Park

Connect with nature and each other at the eco-friendly cottages of Catlins Mohua Park. Enjoy sweeping views of pasture and mountains from your cottage’s deck or through the large sliding glass doors of your lounge. The cottages themselves are set among native bush, part of the conservation area of Mohua Park which offers its own array of walking trails among the forest. The Kahu Cottage is one of the best options for couples, a spacious studio cottage with a barbecue, kitchenette and open-plan lounge and dining area with a view.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins© Catlins Mohua Park

2. RiverRidge Retreat

An off-the-grid retreat among 15 acres of manicured grounds, RiverRidge Retreat is not only a popular wedding venue but offers a romantic stay. Those looking for a little adventure can stay in the glamping tents, set up with a comfortable double bed and decor inspired by the New Zealand countryside. Couples staying in these luxury tents will get access to communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, while other facilities at RiverRidge Retreat include a barbecue, outdoor games equipment like volleyball and badminton, golf driving range, kayak hire, mountain bike hire and fishing rods, all included in the rate.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins© RiverRidge Retreat

3. Kaka Point Spa Accommodation – Catlins

After a day of exploring The Catlins together, retreat to your idyllic studio and pamper yourselves in a double spa bath; that’s what Kaka Point Spa Accommodation is all about! Moments away from the coast in Kaka Point and boasting gorgeous sea views, Kaka Point Spa Accommodation is a warm and inviting stay for two. Soak in the scenery through your floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows, enjoy bushwalks on your doorstep and stargaze together using your lounge’s telescope.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins© Kaka Point Spa Accommodation – Catlins

4. Molyneux House

A homely yet luxurious B&B on the coast of Kaka Point, Molyneux House offers a romantic self-contained suite with breakfast included. The suite is modernly designed with a fully-tiled ensuite and a comfortable lounge with quality furnishings leading out of sliding glass doors onto your private deck. There, you have unrivalled ocean views. The beautifully landscaped gardens also offer more endearing spaces to relax and enjoy the outdoors together, while attractions like Nugget Point are only minutes away.

Check Molyneux House out:

7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins© Molyneux House

5. Seascape Accommodation

Seascape Accommodation is another idyllic accommodation in The Catlins for couples. Stay in this light-filled one-bedroom unit in Kaka Point with a contemporary and tastefully decorated open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchenette. While enjoying a romantic night in together, watch the sunset with ocean views out to Nugget Point from your large glass doors and decking area or head out for dinner to the local restaurant or the beach that are only a minute’s walk away.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins© Seascape Accommodation

6. The Whistling Frog Resort

For an alternative location in The Catlins, The Whistling Frog Resort is located nearby McLean Falls and Cathedral Caves. Whatever your budget, this holiday park-style accommodation has a cabin or self-contained motel room to suit. The simple cabins are super affordable, sharing the campground kitchen and bathroom facilities. For couples wanting more of their own space, however, the motel rooms along a boardwalk nestled in bush offer their own kitchen and bathroom facilities. We recommend at least one of your night’s stay should be spent with a romantic meal at the on-site Whistling Frog Restaurant and Bar. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in The Catlins and the 7 Best Motels in The Catlins.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins© The Whistling Frog Resort

7. Lawfield B&B

Finally, cosy up in this small self-contained cabin with a private deck at Lawfield B&B. Wake up to a continental breakfast provided in your kitchenette with a microwave and breakfast-making facilities, as well as a barbecue on request. The small cabin with its contemporary interiors basks in stunning countryside views from its perched position on a lifestyle block. Join your host to feed the chickens, sheep, pigs, cats and dogs, if you choose. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in The Catlins.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in The Catlins© Lawfield B&B


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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