Facilities

On Site Facilities

Lounge and kitchen

The kitchen is equipped with an oven, 4 gas hobs and a microwave to cook with. Cooking utensils and cutlery are also provided. There are 2 fridge/freezers to keep your food chilled. Our lounge has no TV. That is the beauty of staying here. You can interact with other guests or take advantage of the reading material and games/puzzles provided. A CD/ipod/USB player is also provided. This room is not locked at all so you can come and go as you please.

Children

Guests with children are very welcome. The general rule is that if your child uses a bed then they are charged to cost of the bed. It is the owners decision on any discount given. Our 3 girls love interacting with children visiting. You are welcome to contact us directly and get a quote for your stay at Slope Point Backpackers. Each family group is unique and so we set a price once we find out your details.

Port-a-cot

A port-a-cot is available to use at no extra charge. Please ask at reception for one or contact us in advance and we will have it ready for you.

Internet

Internet is now available. We do give out 20MB free to guests but if any more is required then a small charge is asked. This will give you about an hour of free internet to plan your trip through the Catlin’s and/or catch up if family and friends.

BBQ

A BBQ is available for you to use. We have oil available if you need.

Laundry

Landry is available but at a cost. We charge $5 to wash and $5 for the dryer. Laundry powder is provided and hot water for a better clean. On dry days, guests are welcome to use our line to dry cloths to save money.

Mobile Coverage

Vodafone and 2 degrees are now available on site. Telecom has coverage at the top of the hill.

Payment

Cash payment is preferred, however we can now accept bank cards and credit card payments.

Booking made online: Although we take your credit details, we do not take any money out of your account. It is purely to secure your booking.


Off Site Facilities

Fuel

Fuel is available at Tokanui Monday to Friday 8 am to 6pm. Fortrose also has fuel. They are open from about 9am to 5 pm 7 days a week at Stirling Tides.

Food

Many of our guests like to prepare their own meals here. We suggest getting your ingredients in a bigger town like Invercargill or Balclutha. Our nearest dairy is 12 minutes’ drive away.

There are many options around the area which include:

Fortrose: Stirling Tides is a café open during the day and overlooks the estuary. Then Pukeko Alley has a dairy as well as an art studio.

Tokanui: There is a dairy there and also the pub. The pub has a bistro open Thursday to Sunday in the evenings but also do a great toasted sandwich at the bar during opening hours.

Curio Bay: There is a shop at the camping ground

Waikawa: The blue cod blues caravan is open in the main tourist season.  Very sort after by the locals for a great feed of fish and chips.

Niagara: This has a café and restaurant. Great coffees, hospitality and of course, great food.

Road

We are located on the Coastal scenic route and on the last unsealed 14km of road on this route. If you are unfamiliar with gravel roads, here are some tips. Travel at the speed you are comfortable driving. If you find you are holding up traffic, pull over in a safe place and let them past. This stretch of road is due to be sealed this year, until then - please travel safe.  Don’t be put off by the gravel - it is worth the drive.

REMEMBER - KEEP LEFT, KEEP SAFE

Weather

If you would like to find out what the weather forecast while you’re traveling in the Catlin’s, then we suggest looking up www.metservice.co.nz.

Medical problems

Tokanui has a district nurse available Monday through to Friday from 9am to 12 noon. If you are unwell, they are there to help you. If they are unable to help then Invercargill’s Kew Hospital A&E are open 24 hours a day. For emergencies in New Zealand you phone 111. Please let us know if you are unwell and we will try to assist you to get the right help.