We LOVED this place . We had read all the reviews and it totally lived up to our high expectations . We stayed for 2 nights .. We stocked up on food and drink in Invercargill . We knew them was no TV or internet . FanTASTIC . Each studio had its own barbecue and we used this on night one . On night two we went to the excellent Niagra Falls Café for dinner
We stayed in the right hand studio . It was spotlessly clean, roomy and the bed was oh so comfortable The property is actually at Porpoise Bay . This is where you see the cute Hector Dolphins cavorting in the waves . We were lucky to see them two days running . The adjacent bay is Curio Bay and that is where the petrefied forest is and where the Yellow Eyed Penguins come ashore before dusk, which we saw . The whole area encompassing Porpoise Bay and Curio Bay is called Curio Bay . We stayed in the Catlins area for a week at 2 other locations
Our stay at Curio Bay was not only the highlight of our holiday but also something we will always remember as a life highlight . The dolphins . the penguins , the stunning location and peace are a wonderful memory . Nick and Dani really have created the perfect getaway spot to take a break from our busy world .
We used it as a base to visit McLean Falls , Cathedral Caves , Tautauku Board Walk Lake Wilkie and the wonderful Lost Gypsy at Papatowai (don,t miss it(him ) !!! closed Wednesdays and winter ).Whistling Frog at Mcleans Falls turn off excellent for lunch or dinner or just coffee rather than a cafe
- Also Known As:
- Curio Bay Boutique Hotel Tokanui
- Curio Bay Accommodation New Zealand/Southland Region - Tokanui