The Frog will close 5 June and re open mid September! Please contact us for further particulars.

Sit back and relax in the warm and inviting atmosphere of “The Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar” during a break in your journey or after a day of Catlins adventuring.

Enjoy a refreshing beverage or a delicious hot meal, accompanied by our spectacular sunsets from the heated & enclosed sun deck. Listen to the melodic bellbird chorus and the chirping calls of our resident “Whistling Tree Frogs”.

This central Catlins resort is conveniently located just 400 meters from the Cathedral Caves access road. Walk from your accommodation of choice and hang out with the locals. Our desserts are ‘world famous’, in the Catlins. We even have a wood-fired pizza at ‘Happy Hour’…!

Enjoy the ambience and guest internet access. Catch up with friends, taste hand-selected New Zealand wines, craft brewed beers on tap and in the bottle, plus fresh-brewed, “Zee” espresso coffee.

This ‘city quality’ restaurant features chef Tom’s, carefully prepared local seasonal cuisine with edible flower garnishes from our greenhouse, including our beer battered, NZ deep ‘Southern Ocean’, Blue Cod, plus ‘grass fed’ beef, free-range chicken, vegetarian salads and risotto plus gluten-free dining options.

The restaurant is fully licensed and open from 10.00am to 9.00pm daily, based on demand. Please be seated before 7 pm. Bookings are recommended.


  • Seasonal Menus locally sourced produce whenever possible
  • Craft Beers on tap even our own labels
  • Wide selection of New Zealand Wines

Check out our dedicated Whistling Frog Cafe and Bar site to learn more

We are also giving our Frog website a makeover so check back in Spring!


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Contact Us

 Ph 03 415 8338

Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route