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Catlins Retreat

Catlins Retreat Guesthouse
Ensuite Bedroom
Bedroom with ensuiteEnsuite Bedroom
Bedroom with ensuiteEnsuite
Ensuite bathroom

Catlins Retreat Accommodation, Owaka

Welcome to Catlins Retreat accommodation in Owaka, your home away from home in the heart of the Catlins and just 5 minutes drive from beautiful Surat Bay.

Catlins Retreat provides comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation and is ideally situated for exploring the Catlins. It is centrally located for visiting the Catlins Heritage Trail and Southern Scenic route, the incredible Catlins coastline including fur seal and sea lion colonies and the walks of the Catlins, Purakaunui Falls, Catlins River and Cathedral Caves.

This lovely character accommodation has wonderful large rooms, tastefully decorated with high ceilings and native timber floors. It has been extensively renovated, has 3 bedrooms (2 with ensuites) and oozes character and charm.

The Yunca fire with heat ducts to the bedrooms guarantees you will be warm and cosy during your stay.

You'll receive a warm welcome from your host Robbie who is happy to provide you with local information and guidance on what to do and see in this unique and very special part of New Zealand.

Accommodation Facilities

Catlins Retreat offers:

  • 2 bedrooms with both a queen and single bed plus ensuite
  • 1 family bedroom with 3 single beds and a double bed with separate bathroom
  • Electric blankets for the cool months
  • Spacious lounge and dining room for guests
  • Yunca fire with heat ducts to bedrooms makes the Retreat cosy and warm
  • Continental breakfast included
  • Guest fridge
  • Selection of books, maps and local information
  • TV and DVD player
  • CD/radio/tape player
  • Selection of CDs, DVDs and tapes
  • Hairdryer in each bedroom
  • Washing machine and ironing facilities available on request
  • Linen supplied
  • Dinner available on request
  • Off street parking
  • Broadband internet available


Guest Lounge

Guest lounge
Queen ensuite rooms


for 1 to 2 people per night inc. continental breakfast
extra adult/child for single bed $45 per night

Family room share bathroom
per person per night inc. continental breakfast
per child per night inc. continental breakfast

2nd & subsequent nights $10 discount per room per night.

Weekly rates are available on request.

Catlins Retreat Garden
Catlins Retreat garden
Your host
Your host Robbie Hodge
Sea lion at Surat Bay

Another local at Surat Bay
Purakaunui Falls
Nearby Purakaunui Falls



The prices quoted are in New Zealand dollars and include all taxes.

Booking and Enquiries

Please email your host Robbie Hodge at with your booking request or enquiry and provide the following information:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Dates of arrival and departure
  • Number of guests

Alternatively you can phone Robbie on:

  • 0274 334 146 (mobile)
  • 03 415 8300

from within New Zealand.

We look forward to hearing from you and talking to you about
Catlins Retreat
and this wonderful part of New Zealand.

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