Accommodation: Hilltop Catlins at Papatowai, on the Southern Scenic Route
Beds for couples and backpackers in ensuite, bunk bed, twin, and double rooms; or fully book out either house for family and groups.
We offer flexible accommodation options in our two comfortable and cosy refurbished character houses, with atmosphere plus. Experience the Catlins, and share with fellow visitors on this road less travelled, or gather a group for that special time together.
Hilltop Accommodation is nestled alongside native forest on a sheep and beef farm, overlooking the tiny seaside community of Papatowai, in the heart of the Catlins. We invite you to stay awhile, and share our beautiful ocean and valley views, relax in our tranquil gardens, and wake to the bellbird dawn chorus.
Rated by The Observer as one of New Zealand’s top ten accommodation establishments, we are also highly recommended by Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Lets Go travel guides.
We support the principles of Sustainable Tourism South and the Catlins Care Code, and are taking steps towards sustainability, for instance by providing recycling and composting facilities, encouraging energy conservation, and using renewable firewood for heating. We welcome your ideas to help preserve our unique environment.
Discover and experience Hilltop. Our place is warm and comfortable – even if the weather is not. Most guests that come for one night wish they could stay longer.