Mohua Park

Catlins Accommodation

Private Cottages,
Forest Reserve, Walks

FREE continental breakfast
(+porridge if desired)Oct-Nov 2015

For more information see our Facebook page.

"Such a lovely place in every way."

Catlins accommodation. Experience the best of the Catlins at your own pace and in one of our comfortable, safe and eco-friendly cottages, fully equipped with all you need.

Explore our 8 hectare forest reserve with its many birds, varied walks, seats and gardens, gloworm grotto, owl trail, moss garden, picnic areas as well as the historic Tawanui railway station.

Choose to have a meal with us if you like and share our passion for the nature and history of The Catlins. Join us on a three day Catlins Traverse fully catered walk.

Enjoy your stay knowing that you are being careful with the environment. To be as environmentally sustainable as possible, we have provided the Catlins accommodation cottages with solar assisted water heating, double glazing and extra insulation.
In keeping with our respect and love of nature, our cottages are named for native birds, Riroriro (Grey warbler); Korimako (Bellbird); Kahu (Hawk); Karearea (Falcon)

NZ MapThe Catlins area in southern New Zealand is a natural retreat where wilderness and farmland coexist, where beech and podocarp rainforest with abundant native birdlife still extends from hill tops to the coast. The headlands and beaches of the varied coast are home to sub-antarctic wildlife such as yellow-eyed penguins, petrels and sealions. The Catlins is a place for those who love nature to stay a while and enjoy the freedom of the many outdoor opportunities for exploration. For more detail see the travel map (item number 5 below).

Fergus and Mary Sutherland, experienced Catlins accommodation and information providers for more than 25 years.

Mohua Park cottages

Peaceful, safe, private, all cooking and sleeping requirements, private trails to explore, expansive views, special needs met, informative and friendly hosts...

Riroriro cottage




Cottage kitchenCottage bed

“KahuKahu cottage exterior and interior

Watch a video of Mohua Park

Our eco cottages overlook the Catlins River Valley......

Mohua Park eco cottages are designed for two people, but pull-down divans in the living area allow up to four people in a cottage with a curtain room divider.The Mohua Park eco cottages are TV and phone-free zones of peace and quiet, they provide stunning self-catering Catlins accommodation retreats. All the cottages have views over the Catlins River valley, forest and farmland. Free wifi, telephone and laundry available at reception.



$20 per extra person. $30 surcharge for one night stays.(From November 1st 2015, the cottage price will be $190)

2.BROCHURE and MAP: Click here for a Mohua Park brochure with map to print.

3. ECO-FEATURES: Click here for information about the eco-features in the design of the cottages and protection of the forest at Mohua Park.

4. MOHUA PARK VIDEO: Click here see a video about Mohua Park.

5. MAP: Click here for a TRAVEL MAP to 744 CATLINS VALLEY ROAD
We are located 20 minutes South of Owaka, 2 hours drive from either Dunedin or Invercargill airports

6. BIRDS: Click here for a Catlins Bird List

7. Mohua birds. Click here to see our video of the rare mohua to be seen nearby.

8. THE CATLINS: Click here to see our video about The Catlins.

9.Yellow eyed penguins video by Fergus.

10.The nearby Catlins River-Wisp Loop walking track video by Fergus.

11.Sealion video by Fergus.

12.We support native bat research, follow us on a bat finding expedition near Mohua Park.

13. Crayfish video by Fergus.

14. We support and work for the Papatowai Forest Heritage Trust

15. Links to other useful sites that we recommend

16. Mary's recent book: Far from Home and Country - war diaries of her father and Mediterranean travels to follow him

17. See up-to-date reports from guests

Check availability,make bookings online here:

Catlins Mohua Park
744 Catlins Valley Road
RD 2, Owaka,
South Otago, New Zealand
Ph/fax: (03) 415 8613, Toll free: 0800 CATLINS

Email us to obtain more information.

Updated 13th September 2015