Whistling Frog Cafe & Accommodation

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Soundproofing, free WiFi
Flat-screen TV, DVD player
Soundproofing, free WiFi

Overview of Whistling Frog Cafe & Accommodation

Whistling Frog Cafe & Accommodation

2.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
9 Rewcastle Road, The Catlins, Chaslands, Southland, 9586

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMcLean Falls6 min drive
  • Popular LocationCathedral Caves6 min drive
  • Popular LocationMatai Falls14 min drive

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About this area


Whistling Frog Cafe & Accommodation is located in Chaslands. The area's natural beauty can be seen at McLean Falls and Cathedral Caves. Guests love the holiday park's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • McLean Falls - 6 min drive
  • Cathedral Caves - 6 min drive
  • Matai Falls - 14 min drive
  • Purakaunui Falls - 35 min drive
  • Porpoise Bay Beach - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 98 min drive


  • Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar - 2 min walk
  • The Little Rocket - 8 min drive

About this property

Whistling Frog Cafe & Accommodation

Holiday park in Chaslands with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free holiday park has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a library are on-site. All 26 soundproofed accommodations feature free WiFi and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers.
Whistling Frog Cafe & Accommodation offers 26 accommodations with DVD players. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. This Chaslands holiday park provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves and coffee/tea makers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.


English, French, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 10 AM–11 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Whistling Frog

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Towels


  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Free local calls
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3 PM - 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 10 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 15.0

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: NZD 10 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 20 out of 47 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 47 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 47 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 47 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 47 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was disappointed with the check in, I had been advised that there would be someone at reception between 3-6pm but on arrival There was just an envelope with key. The chalet was warm and had all the amenities, like bench top oven as the regular oven was not available. Having 3 remotes to operate the tv was an experience, instructions were supplied but not immediately noticed. Needless to say Covid has had a part to play in the welcome and the lack of restaurant so am sure that when the crowds start arriving once more this will be a very inviting accommodation option.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Great for a family but would have been nice to have a couch
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect for a 1 night stay and dinner halfway through the Catlins
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Expansive property with multiple accommodation types. Stayed in the motel room was clean and serviceable. Great cafe
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021