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The four cottages of Mohua Park provide the chance to embrace The Catlins scenic surrounds with their secluded positioning offering views over the Catlins River valley, forest and farmland.

Being located within one of New Zealand’s prime bush areas, the cottages have been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible while offering luxury accommodation. Each can accommodate between two to four people and are fully self-contained to offer complete seclusion within the edge of a private eight-hectare forest reserve.

To appreciate the sights and sounds of The Catlins, none of the cottages feature a television or telephone, in order to create the sense of peace and quiet and enabling you to soak up the stunning views. The nearby Catlins River Track offers excellent opportunities for walking, birdwatching and photography along with the forest reserve offering a variety of walks in an area rich in birdlife. 

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Kiwis & Whales Galore: South Island Self-drive

This self-drive of New Zealand’s South Island showcases dramatic scenery, from sandy beaches to picturesque snow-capped mountains. Highlights include cetacean-rich Kaikoura, the Otago Peninsula - home to the endangered yellow-eyed penguin - and Stewart Island for southern brown kiwis.

  • When to go: Sep-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 23 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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The Catlins

The Catlins is a sparsely populated area of rugged beauty with wide deserted beaches, podocarp forests, rolling hills, scenic landscapes and a host of marine wildlife, including New Zealand fur seal and Hooker’s sealions, and endangered birds such as the yellowhead and the rare yellow-eyed penguin.

  • Where: South Island
  • Ideal for viewing: yellow-eyed penguin, New Zealand fur seal, New Zealand sealion, New Zealand pigeon, yellowhead