CLOUD9 Curio Bay, beachfront, Porpoise Bay.

Bach or holiday home | Curio Bay | #24355

9.4/10 (25 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Snug and cosy yet intimate with Mother Nature, inviting beach and endless vistas out your windows.
  • Abundant wildlife,wee Blue penguin hide,Yellow-Eye penguin tend their chicks,Hector dolphin frolic.
  • Every hour presents a new glory, boredom is not an option, yet peace reigns.Don't forget your camera

Just a few kilometres from Slope Point, the southernmost point of the South Island, nestled in the Catlins lie the magical Curio and Porpoise Bays. A small detour from the Southern Scenic Route guides you to a slice of paradise. The area is rich with wildlife, scenic beauty and heritage. Points of interest include a Jurassic Petrified forest, bush walks, swimming, surfing, kayaking and endless Southern Ocean views. The Waikawa Museum highlights the whaling, logging and pioneering heritage of this fertile region. Hector’s Dolphin visit annually from October through to March (occasionally April). You will be able to watch them teach their young to surf the waves just in front of CLOUD9. Walk down the road to the Petrified Forest at the end of the day to watch the Yellow-eyed penguins return onto the rock shelf from a day of fishing to preen and make their way into the flax to feed their hidden hungry chicks.

Take the road less travelled, settle in with your family in one of the cosiest homes in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. CLOUD9 is modest, inviting, secure and has fantastic views of the pristine coastline – a photographer’s dream. The beds and linen are luxurious and wonderfully comfortable. Your drinking water comes from the sky, there’s none tastier. It's impossible to communicate all of this magic with the written word. Your memories will be priceless.

The Niagara Falls Café Ph. (03) 2468 577 is nearby. Visit their website.

Invercargill (the gateway to Stewart Island) and Bluff are one hour further West, down the track. Invercargill offers a little of everything anyone could ever want. Dunedin lies three hours to the North. It is a thriving City with the world class University of Otago and a rich cultural heritage. Queenstown is also about three hours away, a bustling resort destination loved by many. The Southern part of the South Island will become an everlasting memory but nothing will surpass your time at CLOUD9.

Special conditions: .... Beach Towels not provided •"Smoking allowed outside only" **Penguins resting/nesting on property** •"Pets allowed with prior approval, must be on leash at all times" •"Please, no shoes in house" Coin Operated washer/dryer, Cold water only Private Beach Access, 30m sandy track


  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master with Ocean View

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Sunroom with Farm and Bush View

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
26-Apr-17 to 31-May-17
$210/night $210/night
Winter Special
01-Jun-17 to 01-Sep-17
$180/night $180/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (25)

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  • The location and view are incredible! The house itself needs a little...

    The location and view are incredible! The house itself needs a little love and updating, and there were a few too many spiders inside, but this is easily overlooked as the view is stunning. We didn't get to see any penguins, but we heard them all night long and saw dolphins in the morning. The bed was incredibly comfortable and warm. We feel we definitely got a true New Zealand bach experience and enjoyed our short stay in Curio Bay.

    CatherineJo15 Apr 2017

  • Awesome place! No need for a tv were hypnotised by the beauty...

    Awesome place! No need for a tv were hypnotised by the beauty of the bay. Old school kiwi batch that has everything you need. Comfy beds, couches and warm. We will be back asap!

    MIKER196 new member Apr 2017

  • Perfect location amazing views!

    Perfect location amazing views!

    JosefinaG new member Apr 2017

  • We were at one with this little crib immediately

    We were at one with this little crib immediately. 'Wonder-full' location was perfect. No bells and whistles - but comfortable kiwi bach charm.

    lauron839 100%|6x Mar 2017

  • Absolutely stunning location and very comfortable bach

    Absolutely stunning location and very comfortable bach. Local wildlife was amazing - seeing dolphins just off shore was a highlight of our holiday. Thanks, Saunders family, Wellington.

    JonS9976 new member Feb 2017

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