Surat Bay Lodge is a friendly hostel 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. 

They 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. Surat Bay Lodge is a member of BBH (Budget Backpacker Hostels) – the largest hostel network in New Zealand – and they offer guaranteed discounts for BBH Club Card members.


Private Rooms:

  • Double room with sea view (Queen beds) – 2 units
  • Twin room with sea view (2 single beds) – 1 unit
  • Twin room with mountain view (2 single beds) – 1 unit
  • Family room with sea view (Queen and Bunk beds) – 2 units

Mixed Dorm:

  • 8 Bed dorm with sea view (4 Bunk beds) – 1 unit


Phone/Fax: (+64) (3) 415 8696

19 Surat Bay Road
NewHaven RD1
Owaka, The Catlins
South Otago, New Zealand

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