Offering affordable accommodation in the heart of The Catlins, Owaka Lodge Motel is the perfect base for your New Zealand nature experience.

Our Motel has has four modern units which sleep one to six, equipped with single to king-size beds. You can choose from Family units with separate sleeping, kitchen and bathroom, or Studio units with en suite. The kitchens have microwaves. All our units have Cooking units, Freeview TV, electric blankets, and heating. We provide you with complimentary tea/coffee and milk, and continental breakfast is available on request. Laundry is also available on request. We have wireless internet onsite. Shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance

We are off the beaten track on the unspoilt, rugged Southern coast of New Zealand winding between Fortrose and Kaka Point, you will travel through our beloved farmland, forest and seascape.Visit Nugget Point Lighthouse and the beautiful golden sandy beaches of Cannibal Bay and Surat Bay to see the Hooker’s sea lions, NZ fur seals, and elephant seals, and Yellow-Eyed Penguins (Hoiho) in their natural habitat..

The Catlins have so much to offer you – many beautiful beaches, bushwalks, waterfalls, including the beautiful Purukaunui Falls and McLean Falls, the Cathedral Caves, and the remains of a fascinating petrified forest. The area abounds in native birds including rare Hoiho Penguins, as well as Hooker’s Sea Lions, seals and native flora – the entire district is a photographer’s dream!