Waikava Harbour View lodge is 300m off the main route to Curio Bay on the Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail and is private and secluded. It has waterfront access to the harbour and is 100m from the George Aitken walking track – a 10 minute native bush walk that winds around the edge of the Waikawa estuary.
Waikava Harbour View lodge is modern, with central heating throughout (including heated towel rails) new furnishings, and a fully equipped kitchen including: dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer, stove and water filter. The open-plan kitchen dining room and lounge is comfortable and roomy, and there is available Wireless Internet (high speed Broadband Satellite), Sky TV, DVD and selection of DVD’s.
There are two bathrooms: queen ensuite and main bathroom and separate laundry facilities. The lodge offers four bedrooms - queen ensuite, king with single bed and sofa bed, 2 twin (single-bed and king bed) bedrooms, double sofa-bed in the lounge and portable cot. From the large deck there is a panoramic view of the harbour, with outside seating and BBQ.
The South Catlins area has spectacular scenery and many natural wonders: Curio Bay – petrified forest, Cathedral Caves, McLean Falls – magnificent waterfall, Waipapa Point – historic lighthouse, Waipohatu – native bush walks through the Catlins Rainforest. The wildlife is extraordinary: the rare yellow- eyed penguin, Hectors dolphins, sea lions, seals and native birds.
Discover the colorful history of the Catlins in the Waikawa and Owaka museums, and visit the quaint St Mary’s Anglican Church in Waikawa or walk part of the Old Coach Road from the Waikawa Wharf (low tide access only)