Southern Secret Motel

Welcome to the Southern Secret Motel in the heart of the Catlins,a fantastic small sea side village to base your self while you explore this wonderful area called the Catlins.We are open all year round and run 4 self contained serviced units.

Per night
$99 - $135

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Welcome to the Southern Secret Motel,Erehwon holiday home and Lancewood cottage,we are in the heart of the Catlins in the small village of Papatowai,being 45 minutes drive from Kaka Point and 50 minutes drive from Fort Rose so you are able to base your self at Papatowai and explore all the beaches and forests and all the nature within.All our accommodation is fully self contained so it really is home away from home,information is available from me and I have all the latest brochures to help you find the best places to discover our fantastic wild life and many water falls walking tracks and beautiful beaches.The holiday homes are filled with art and ordermints giving a relaxed peaceful space, also outside furniture.Motel units are serviced.

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Physical address

Southern Secret Motel, 2514 Papatowai Highway, Papatowai, Balclutha, Clutha, 9586, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
summer 8:00am-10:30pm Winter-8:00am-9:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Disabled Access
Proximity to airport:
1 hour 30 mins Dunedin airport,1 hour 35 mins Invercargill airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Balclutha 45 mins,2 buses go through the Catlins in the summer (Papatowai)on/off
Proximity to town:
20-25 mins to Owaka service town of the Catlins,45 mins to Balclutha.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $99.00 - $135.00
Other charges:
extra people at Erehwon $20 each,extra at motel adult $18 child $15
Further pricing information:
Erehwon Holiday Home extra person $20 no child rate,Southern Secret Motel child rate is under 15 years old.

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