Papatowai, Clutha

Tautuku Forest Cabins


Check In: 12:00|Check Out: 12:00
Hours: 8am to 8pm

Our cosy, well equipped cabins set in our large native forest reserve provide a great central base for exploring the beautiful Catlins. Local native wildlife includes abundant forest, wetland and sea birds. Special animals arethesea lions, Hector's dolphins and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins).

Forest and Bird Society cabins on the Lenz Reserve at Tautuku, in the heart of The Catlins. Forest walks in Lenz Reserve, 5 mins drive to beach, central to all Catlins attractions. By booking these cabins, you are contributing to conservation.

3 SEPARATE CABINS. (No linen provided - you need sleeping bags and pillowcases. You must clean your own accommodation & bathroom on departure):

* THE COTTAGE (sleeps 8-10) For small groups, see "NOTE" below.
* COUTTS CABIN (sleeps 4)
* A-FRAME (sleeps 2)

For more specific information on each cabin, click on the cabin name in the booking calendar above.

All cabins are self-contained with: fridge, cooker, microwave, dishes, cutlery and pots. Book the cabin which suits the number in your group, but pay only for the number of adults and children who stay.

NOTE: Groups with fewer than 5 people may only book THE COTTAGE if no other cabin is available.

Groups who are not sure of their numbers and groups wishing to book the whole complex should book by email (


  • Heating
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Pets Allowed (by arrangement)
  • On-site parking
  • Self Contained
  • Rainwater Tanks
  • Grass Tent Sites
  • Unsealed Road Access
  • Verandah
  • Onsite Manager
  • Kitchen - Fully Equipped
  • Bush Setting
  • Clothes Line
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Non-smoking property
  • Off Street Parking/Garage Available
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Flush Toilets
  • Picnic Tables
  • Not Suitable for Caravans or Camper Trailers
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Self-service Check-in
  • Self Contained (Some rooms only)
  • Cooktop

Map & Directions

614 Chaslands Highway, Tautuku, The Catlins, Otago, New Zealand, 9586


10 minutes drive south of Papatowai Township on the Southern Scenic Route. Collect keys from on-site warden. Entrance gate combination 1945.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund (less $20 booking fee) for cancellations more than 28 days prior to arrival. 50% refund (less $20 booking fee) for cancellations within 28 day of arrival. Refunds are made to the same credit card that was used to make the booking.

Contact the manager for cancellations and refunds

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