At Arapawa, there are four accommodation options (Gunyah, School Cottage, Teacher's Hut) and Little Colonsay Beach House to match your particular needs whether it be for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a group reunion. The Arapawa lifestyle offers a glimpse of an old world New Zealand you will never forget. You won't want to leave our little piece of paradise!

School Cottage

The School Cottage, which is the remodelled school, was where the whaler's children were educated. This special, cosy cottage is located on the grassy flats at Whekenui Bay, Tory Channel.

The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably, a maximum of 7 people. There is one set of double bunks and one set of single bunks. A fold down bed is also available. The cottage is open plan living style including kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven and hob and microwave oven. Separate shower and toilet facilities.

From the deck, you can look out to stunning views of the bay and a fresh water stream runs right beside the cottage. Guests have no trouble in unwinding quickly.

You can relax while listening to the rumble of the waves from our safe, white, sandy beach only a short walk away from the cottage.

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Sleeps 6 - 7
1 x double bunk
1 x single bunk
1 x single fold down bed
Linen and towels are provided

Tarrif | School Cottage Minimum stay 2 nights
Summer Season (November - April inclusive)
$190.00 per night up to 6 people | $22 per night per extra person if additional camping is required
Off Season (May - October inclusive)
$145.00 per night for up to 6 people | $22 per night per extra person if additional camping is required 
Off Season Special - Stay 6 nights and get a 7th night FREE.

Dinghy and mooring are included in Tariff. One nights payment confirms your booking. All prices include GST.

BOOKINGS: Please enquire with us direct:

Restrictions | We would appreciate if smokers would smoke outside the house. Thank you for your consideration. No pets please. Please note that if you wish to leave the cleaning to us so you can just head out the door at the end of your stay, an additional $120 will be added to the tariff.

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The homestead is a fully equipped, private and cosy home-away-from-home.
Sleeps up to 10.

Teacher's Hut
The Hut has a fully self-contained kitchen with a bath/shower and three single beds, beautiful views of Whekenui Bay. Sleeps 3.

Boat or water taxi only access to the island. It takes approximately 35 minutes from Picton by boat.

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