Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Restaurant will remain closed until further notice. The Resort is currently open offering fully self-contained Luxury Chalets, Our 2 bedroom fully self-contained cottage and camping for self- contained Vehicles. The Catlins is still a beautiful place to visit and re-experience freedom once again.
Hand- picked produce from our culinary garden, chef- prepared and ready for you to enjoy
"The Whistling Frog" is conveniently located on site, featuring micro- brewery craft beer on tap and a"refreshingly cosmopolitan menu" as stated by the Lonely Planet Guide 2013/2014. The cafe is also featured in the 2017 Lonely Planet New Zealand guidebook. The Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar" has also been featured in the "NZ Cafe of the Year 2013 and 2014" Competition as well as the "Supreme Pie Awards 2014" and Second Place "Silver Winners 2019"!
Greeted by "Whistlewood", the local Whistling Frog, standing 3m tall, gives a big thumbs up and welcoming smile. It's a great place for a fun, memory making, photo opportunity and well earned nibble or caffeine hit.
Chef Tom Peake and his creative team, present to you a seasonal range of delicious salads, fish and chips, burgers and more, all made fresh to order.
Our focus is to bring you fresh, clean and flavoursome meals that use local, home- made and home- grown ingredients. The best of the best.
Experience a friendly smile, excellent 'southern hospitality', incredible food, coffee and a fun atmosphere from the moment you walk through the entrance doors. It's the ultimate Catlins experience.
Travelling with young children or a dog? No problem! Dogs are welcome to relax with you in the outside courtyard and the Tadpole Menu for the kids, which comes with an activities bag that's sure to entertain them.
With accommodation located directly next door and only 400m from the entrance to Cathedral Caves, its no wonder so many visitors make this their home away from home in the Catlins.
The Whistling Frog Cafe has experience catering for large groups, cruise ships, buses and events. Ask about their set menu or banquet style options.