About Us

Lazy Dolphin Lodge is ideal for retreats, family gatherings, school camps and group bookings, sleeping up to 15. We offer split level budget accommodation with queen beds, twin beds and shared rooms available - no bunks. We provide fully made up beds in all rooms. With 2 floors available, you can book individual floors and have your own space - top floor sleeps 7, bottom floor sleeps 8
Rooms / Beds available: 4x double rooms, 1x twin room, 1x shared room which sleeps 3 & 1x family room sleeping 4.
We offer shared bathroom facilities, fully equipped kitchen facilities (one on each floor) and 2 guest lounges to relax and unwind.
Telephone, Email, Internet, Wi Fi and Laundry facilities are available for a small fee as well as some food items if you get caught short.
  • Heated rooms
  • Freeview (Satellite) TV
  • Friendly host
  • Internet and WiFi available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Small and friendly
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Private beach access
  • Panoramic views of Porpoise Bay and Curio Bay
  • Only minutes walk to petrified forest and penguin viewing
  • Watch seals basking in the sun
  • See dolphins in the surf
  • Great surfing
  • Plenty of room available for surf boards, kayaks etc
  • Ten minutes to award winning Niagara Falls Cafe / Restaurant
Please contact us for group bookings
Cancellation Policy
If cancelled more than 30 days prior to expected arrival, 12% of the total accommodation will be deducted from your deposit.
If cancelled LESS than 30 days prior to expected arrival, a refund will only be given in the event that the unit is relet less 12% of the total Accommodation cost for administration charges.
There is no refund in the event of a shortened stay.

Situated at Curio Bay, The Catlins, 

Southern Scenic Route, Southland,

New Zealand.

Private beach access and panoramic views of the beach, bay, wildlife and sea.

The Curio Bay Tumu Toka Natural Heritage Centre, only a short 5 minute walk from us, has recently opened. This is a great interactive experience, explaining about the area and the local wildlife, petrified forest and living forest which is a replica of the petrified forest, but living  – it is a must see.  The Cafe is open from 8 am – 9.00 pm daily.

Enter through The Gateway to explore the fascinating CurioScape Interactive Wall. Progress through to the theatre "On the Edge" to enjoy a spectacular immersive experience, through to The Ericson Room to view examples of the Petrified Forest, other interesting artifacts and descriptions of the native flora and fauna of the area.
The spectacular Immersive Theatre
The spectacular Ericson Room