The Catlins was the best part of our trip. Curio Bay Salthouse is a very clean and pretty place. We had a lovely view of the beach where we watched the sunrise right at the comfort of our room. We visited the petrified forest which is a hop and skip away from our accommodation to see the penguins return home at dusk. Such a treat! The tourists who were also present got really close to the penguins to take photos and used the camera flash many times. Please future visitors, don't use your camera flash and flash lights as penguins' eyes are sensitive to bright light.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Curio Bay Salthouse is a modern motel right on the Porpoise Bay beach at Curio Bay. Each unit has a well equipped kitchen (no oven) and en suite bathroom. Come and relax, enjoy the panoramic view, and watch Hector Dolphins from your bed (November - April) or spend your time exploring our spectacular rugged coast. A gorgeous fully equiped 2 bedroom apartment is also available, this features stunning beach views, two king beds, sky television and full kitchen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Curio Bay Salthouse New Zealand/Southland Region - Tokanui