Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Curio Bay Boutique Hotel is a quaint, rustic-style property found directly on the silky sands of Curio Bay. Step directly onto the beach from your studio’s terrace, and ogle at dolphins dancing in the distance.
Perfect forWildlife-loving couples and families.
In the knowLook out for dolphins playing in the surf from the comfort of your own bed.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview


In the remote, often overlooked Catlins: a serene and very beautiful corner of New Zealand.

Rooms at Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

Choose from three different types of accommodation, including the fully self-contained Beach House Apartment, two private Boutique Studios or the family friendly Curio Cottage.   Rooms feature super king beds made out of recycled timbers, bathrooms designed with roaming driftwood collected by the owners, spacious living areas, and a ‘no dogs’ policy for the neighbourhood penguins nesting in the garden.

Food and facilities

All rooms have kitchen facilities, but due to a lack of grocery stores nearby, make sure you stock up en-route.

Activities at Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

From yellow-eyed penguins and Hector’s dolphins to fur seals and sea lions, the Catlins are home to a huge array of wildlife. With the surf just metres away, body boarding, surfing and swimming are popular activities, and the area offers many native bush walks past cascading waterfalls and historic caves.

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