Our iconic licensed Whistling Frog Cafe and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and all snacks in between. Meet and catch up with fellow travellers for a beer, wine or coffee.

Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a venue for your Catlins Wedding or simply a great place for your theme destination with friends, we welcome you to our slice of paradise for the greatest food in the Catlins!

After a day of adventure, take a break and have a brew as you enjoy our spectacular valley vista and sunset from our fireside lounge or the large covered deck. Listen to the famous bellbird dawn chorus and the unique calls of the brown whistling frogs.

We have provided the only venue in the Catlins, where you can not only stay, but can also play and dine. The cafe provides internet access, a wonderful place to catch up with friends, have a beer or just enjoy a quality espresso coffee.

Our diverse regional seafood and ranch-based menu caters to all tastes and budgets. You are guaranteed a great gastronomic experience from our talented world-class chefs.Fully licensed Café & Bar

  • Selected range of NZ wines
  • Boutique & New Zealand Micro Beers including
    locally-brewed Southland beers
  • Fresh Zee Coffee
  • Open 9.00am to 9.00pm
  • Ideal for birthdays and other functions
  • Warm and inviting with outdoor fires
  • Full-time on site chef

A range of yummy desserts - decadent chocolate cake or our crafted Kapiti Fig and Honey ice cream, a rich and creamy treat. And there's plenty more to titillate your tastebuds. Check out our menus!

Try our Seafood Chowder made with fresh local seafood and vegetables in a delicious thick and creamy chowder served with lightly toasted bread.