The Catlins is the last unexplored region of the South Island and maybe New Zelaand.
Thomas's Catlins Lodge and Camp Ground offers camping sites, affordable backpacker and hotel rooms, based in Owaka on the Southern Scenic Route. From here, you can explore the charms of the Catlins.
The Lodge is in a 100 year old Hospital with a history of medical uses, from hospital, to maternity, to nurses home and finally as an old peoples home. Now it is the home to the Lodge and Camp Ground.