The Garden House near Fortrose, NZ

The Garden House – serene, spacious, welcoming and well-furnished with private access across farm to seacoast, between Fortrose and Waipapa, handy for Curio Bay, Catlins, Invercargill, Bluff.


Per night
$160.00 - $240.00


The former Fortrose schoolhouse was built in 1938, now relocated to our farm garden.

Lofty ceilings, polished native wood floors, a home with many stories to tell.
One queen bedroom, one twin, and spare beds. Electric blankets and all linen supplied. Heat pump, Yunca wood fire, fully-equipped kitchen, good books, art, games, trampoline, TV and CD/radio. Meals may be provided by arrangement.

You will also have private access across green rolling pasture to a long stretch of Southern Ocean coastline. Jurassic rock formations, native plants and birdlife make the shoreline a treasure-trove of natural history. The Catlins is a great place for an outdoor holiday.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Physical address

The Garden House, Fortrose, 476 Fortrose-Otara Road, Southland, New Zealand, Fortrose, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $160.00 - $240.00
Other charges:
Everything is included, just bring your food or we can offer you breakfast/evening meal by prior arrangement.
Further pricing information:
$160 for two, $20 each extra person. Generous discounts for longer stays, especially out of season.
Cancellation policy:
We trust our visitors to let us know if there is a change of plans. Once in a blue moon someone doesn't turn up in which case we send out Interpol.

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Children Welcome
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:
50 km to Invercargill; 10km to Tokanui village; 10km to Waipapa Point
Number of rooms:

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Opening times

Business hours:
24 hours, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
French NO YES

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