View from the house looking out over the Catlins

Accommodation | Art Gallery | Workshops

At Ki Te Moana we offer more than just accommodation with an art gallery, sculpture garden and various workshops available

Beach walks from Ki Te Moana, accommodation in the Catlins

Relax surrounded by the beauty of the Catlins

Our beach-side accommodation makes a perfect base for exploring the Catlins

Art Gallery and Art workshop space at Ki Te Moana accommodation in the Catlins

Enjoy our artists’ retreat

As artists and musicians we have carved out our own slice of paradise in New Zealand and would like to share it with you through our workshops and artists’ retreat

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Welcome to Ki Te Moana – To The Sea

Accommodation in the Catlins – Art gallery – Workshops

We, Norman and Thelma, are happy to welcome you to our Catlins accommodation and slice of paradise – Ki Te Moana – Māori for To The Sea.  It is a relaxing, peaceful and romantic spot to stay as you explore the Catlins, a short drive away from Owaka. As well as three characterful B&B rooms with complimentary breakfast, Ki Te Moana has an art gallery and offers art and craft workshops to artists and ceramists of all ages and levels.

The artist gallery at Ki Te Moana B&B
View from Ki Te Moana accommodation over Surat Bay estuary
Accommodation at Ki Te Moana B&B. Surat Bay
To The Sea B&B, The Catlins
Sunset near Ki Te Moana, Owaka
Old shipwreck and bush walk near Owaka - things to see in the Catlins
Ki Te Moana accommodation, art gallery and workshops, Owaka, The Catlins
Artistic sculpture near Surat Bay Beach
On the pottery wheel at Ki Te Moana B&B during a pottery workshop
Sea lion on Surat Bay Beach, Wildlife and things to see in the Catlins
View from Ki Te Moana, accommodation in Owaka with views the Catlins river
Bedroom in the deluxe accommodation in the Catlins, Ki Te Moana To the Sea
Great Walks in the Catlins around Ki Te Moana, To The Sea accommodation in Owaka
Bedroom in the Historic cabin accommodation in the Catlins, Ki Te Moana To the Sea
Outdoor seating in front of the Historic Cabin at Ki Te Moana, Accommodation in the Catlins
Garden at Ki Te Moana, Accommodation in the Catlins
Historic cabin at Ki Te Moana accommodation in the Catlins
Pottery art workshop at Ki Te Moana, Accommodation in the Catlins
View from Ki Te Moana, accommodation in Owaka with views the Catlins river

Pet-friendly B&B in the Catlins

Ki Te Moana, or To The Sea, is a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean and looks out over the Catlins River estuary, white sandy beach of Surat Bay and out to the Owaka Heads. 5 kilometers away is the small country village of Owaka for all the necessary supplies. It is a great spot for exploring the Catlins, seeing sea lions, birds and other wildlife, and walking in the native rain forest.

There are three unique and characterful rooms to choose from, sleeping up to a total of five guests. The rooms are spread around our lush garden to ensure a quiet, private and romantic stay. A complimentary continental or cooked breakfast is included in the price. Thelma is a professional chef and is always happy to prepare extra meals for guests on request for all dietary requirements.

We offer dog pet-friendly accommodation in the heart of the Catlins.

Our Reviews

Location is great

Good place to stay and relax. Host’s are lovely. Location is great.

-Bill

Peace by the sea

Exceptional breakfast, very friendly hosts and nothing was a bother.
Dog friendly.

-Sykes

Everything was great

Owners were amazing people! Food, beach, location – everything was great and breakfast was incredible.

-Sofia

Great experience

We had a great experience staying at Ki Te Moana. The service and hospitality of the owner was great. Breakfast was superb and the owners were very lovely.

-Matt