The Catlins is a truly pristine environment. Within this area there is the largest remaining stand of native podocarp forest left on the east coast of the South Island, New Zealand. It comprises over 50,000 hectares, of temperate coastal rainforest, where forest meets sea and is host to many native species of birds and sea life.
We are all indeed privileged to be in this very special and unspoilt part of the world. Home to the last, but extinct, Moa birds, found in New Zealand. In order to preserve this special place in paradise,
Catlins McLean Falls Eco Motels & Holiday Park, has a Carbon Neutral Environmental Goal. As part of this goal, we have retired two working sheep farms in the Catlins and planted a Kyoto Protocol Compliant Forest to absorb the green house gas emissions and carbon produced in the course of our motor caravan holidays.
In July 1996, we planted one million trees, on your behalf, on the McClennan Range, Catlins, immediately adjacent to this Holiday Park.
To further assist in this goal, we have used recycled buildings. Most were built in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. The Kiwiana two-person cabins were built in the South Island and used to house the single men who built the many dams along the Clutha River. They were used at Borland Lodge Youth Adventure Camp for many years and were to be scrapped. We relocated them and fully restored them adding a covered deck, upgraded carpets and heating. You will enjoy the twist of nostalgia and additional comfort way beyond what was experienced by those workers of yester year! The ablution and kitchen facility comes from the Karitane Motor Camp, which was sold for development, near Dunedin. It has been totally restored and renovated to a very high standard with tiled and heated floors. The new corrugated paneling gives the facility a modern ‘country club’ feel.