Our friendly hostel is situated in New Haven on the edge of the Catlins Estuary right next to a beautiful beach (Surat Bay) inhabited by native New Zealand Sea Lions.
This is a spectacular and inspiring place to base yourself for a few days, and experience one of New Zealand’s finest natural havens of wonderful scenery and wildlife in its native environment.
We are 5 kilometres from Owaka (the main town in the Catlins) and off the Southern Scenic Route that runs between Te Anau, Invercargill and Dunedin.
We are a member of BBH (Budget Backpacker Hostels) – the largest hostel network in New Zealand – and we offer guaranteed discounts for BBH Club Card members.
How to get here
By Car: If coming from the north follow the Southern Scenic Route from Dunedin to Balclutha and then to Owaka. If coming from the west follow the Southern Scenic Route from Invercargill to Owaka. From Owaka follow the signs to Surat Bay & New Haven.
By Bus: The Bottom Bus runs along the Southern Scenic Route from Dunedin to Te Anau . Check their websites for times and prices. Also it is possible to travel on Intercity Buses (0800-686-862) and Catch-A-Bus (027 4497 994) to Balclutha.
Phone/Fax: (+64) (3) 415 8696
Post: Surat Bay Lodge
19 Surat Bay Road
Owaka, The Catlins
South Otago, New Zealand