Unique Camping Cabin on Arapawa Island near Wellington, South Island

Picton, South Island (New Zealand)

Unique Camping Cabin on Arapawa Island near Wellington, South Island

1 unit
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
 Host photo
Hosted by Antonia
  • Verified Host
  • New accommodation


  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
This unique camping cabin is located on Arapawa Island near Wellington, South Island, and can accommodate seven guests. There is one bedroom with a full bathroom. The room features a set of double bunk beds, a set of twin bunk beds, two plush loveseats, a wood-burning stove, a TV, and a stereo system. Guests can use the extra fold-down bed as well if needed. In the full bathroom, there is a sink, a toilet, and a shower. Linens and towels are provided. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a refrigerator, and a microwave.

Outside, there is a waterfront deck with a picnic table, a grassy meadow, and access to the beach just a short walk away.


  • Double bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Linens and pillows
  • Television
  • Fireplace
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Sound system
The property has cell coverage for Vodafone customers. For entertainment, guests will find a TV and a sound system. Nothing beats cuddling up next to the wood-burning stove on a cold day. Guests can have a BBQ out on the grill and they have access to a boat slip on Whekenui Bay where they can take the three provided kayaks.

Guest Services

  • ATV rental
Guests are asked to clean the cabin before check-out and have the option of hiring a cleaning service for an additional fee.

Guests can rent an ATV from the host depending on availability.

Farm tours are offered for a small charge.

Location + Surroundings

This waterfront cottage rental is located on Arapawa Island, the northeast point of South Island, on a paua pearl farm right on Whekenui Bay with panoramic views of the Marlborough Sounds and the picturesque rolling hillside. The dazzling white sand beach is a quick five-minute walk out the door and the historic Whaling Station is also within walking distance. Guests can wander through the surrounding mountainous forests or hop in a kayak to explore the nearby bays and straits. Guests can reach the secluded property in about an hour via boat or water taxi from Picton. Daring glampers can also hire a helicopter from Wellington.


  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Wine tasting
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife watching
  • Feeding animals

Guests can keep an eye out for a wide range of wildlife and birds around the island. Unforgettable whale and dolphin watching can be enjoyed both on land and at sea. Whekenui Bay is ideal for water sports such as boating, sailing, kayaking, and water skiing, and fishing enthusiasts can cast a line right from the dock. For some relaxed sightseeing, guests can wander over to the Whaling Station. The surrounding untamed terrain offers a challenge to willing hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers with rewarding views. Alternatively, guests can go ATV riding out on the rugged trails. Guests can enjoy a tour of the famous wine region. The whole family can head to the nearby creek to feed the eels or take advantage of a farm tour.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 12:00 PM early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM late check-out allowed additional charge
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Rates vary seasonally.

This accommodation is not pet-friendly.

Smoking is not allowed.

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