Beachcomber Cruises and Arapawa Homestay Package

From NZD $1,112.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Picton, Marlborough
  • Product code: PTZT0T

Return Transport with Beachcomber Cruises Private Water taxis to be arranged at a pick up and drop off time of your choice and 2 nights accommodation for 4 adults at the historic Gunyah Holiday home on Arapawa Island. 

The Arapawa homestead, or Gunyah as it is also
known, is the original house built in 1945 by Joe and Patty Perano as their
retirement home. Refurbished in keeping with the original 1940s character, the
homestead is a fully equipped, private and cosy home-away-from-home.

The front bedroom is furnished with an antique
walnut bedroom suite that includes a double bed with feather duvet and a single
bed for an extra guest. Warm and pleasant, this room offers dramatic views of
Tory Channel and the West Head.

The sleep-out also doubles as a laundry and is
equipped sinks, washing machine and clothes dryer. The sleep-out also has a
spacious wooden deck that catches the afternoon sun.

The bathroom inside the house has a comfortable
bath, from which you can admire an etched glass depiction of the Tory Channel
entrance showing both an underwater scene and a view of whalers above the
water. The bathroom has a separate toilet.

Gunyah has full amenities with all you need for a
comfortable stay. The kitchen contains a number of modern appliances, including
a microwave oven, fridge/freezer and bread maker, and the living area has a
wood burner, a TV and a sound system to play your mobile devices from. There is
an additional small fridge in the sleepout.

Guests who stay up in Gunyah can view the
never-ending stream of ferries that travel past Gunyah along their route from
Picton to Wellington, and vice versa. The entertainment of hearing and seeing
the ferries travel past, close enough to wave out at the people on deck, is
only an added bonus to the Arapawa Experience.

House Rooming Specifications

Bedroom 1 > 1 x Double Bed + 1 x Single Bed 

Bedroom 2 > 2 x Sets of bunks

Bathroom + Toilet + Bath 

Please note that you must bring all of your own food and drinks as there is nothing to purchase and no shops once you get to the island. Gunyah is equipped with a kitchen and laundry for your use. 

Gunyah can accommodate up to 10 persons, please contact us for a quote and availability for groups larger than 4 on