Our Eco Holiday Park Mission Statement
The Catlins is a truly pristine environment. They comprise the largest remaining stand of Native Forest left on the East Coast of the South Island, of New Zealand. This unique Temperate Coastal Rainforest is host to many native species of birds and sea life. We are all indeed privileged to be in this very special and unspoilt part of the world.
In order to preserve this special place in paradise, Catlins McLean Falls Eco Holiday Park, has a Carbon Neutral Environmental Goal. As part of this goal, we have retired two working sheep farms in the Catlins and planted trees to absorb the green house gases produced in the course of our motor caravan holidays. In July 1996, we planted one million trees in the Tahakopa Valley, Catlins, immediately adjacent to this property.
In constructing this Holiday Park we have used recycled buildings where ever possible, most built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. However, be assured that despite their mature years, they have been given a new lease of life and are refurbished to a very high standard. The Chalets are new construction.
The Kiwiana two person cottages were built in the South Island and used to house the single men who built the many dams along the Clutha River. They were used at Borland Lodge Youth Adventure Camp for many years and were to be scrapped. We purchased them and have restored and enhanced them to be used for your enjoyment, with a little twist of nostalgia and additional comfort way beyond what was experienced by the workers!
The ablution block comes from the Karitane Motor Camp near Dunedin and the common room was rescued from an old house near Wyndham.
The motel block was saved from the Luxmore Hotel in TeAnau. The bunkhouse is a school building from Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill.