* Gunyah can accommodate up to 10 persons, please contact us for a quote and availability for groups larger than 4 on [email protected] *
RETURN TRANSPORT WITH BEACHCOMBER CRUISES PRIVATE WATER TAXIS TO BE ARRANGED AND 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.