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The Tautuku Forest Cabins are situated in the Lenz Reserve, a 550-hectare conservation land owned and managed by Forest & Bird. 

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They are set within walking distance of beaches, wetlands and forest tracks.

Our cabins provide a great base for exploring the beautiful Catlins and observing the local native wildlife including sea lions, Hector's dolphins and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins).

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About the cabins

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Taukuku Forest Cabins comprise three cabins – The Cottage (sleeps 8 – 10), Coutts Cabin (sleeps 4) and the A-frame (sleeps 2).

Each cabin is for the exclusive use of the party which has made the booking.

All cabins are self-contained, with electric cooking and heating.

Visitors need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow case, bathroom and dish towels, and rubbish sacks.

For more information on the individual cabins and on prices, click on the green “check availablity or make a booking” button, above.

Please, note that dogs and other animals are prohibited.


Chaslands Highway, Southern Scenic Route, 32km south of Owaka (south-east Otago).

Lodge contact

Fergus Sutherland
027 376 4120

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