Whaling Station - Accommodation

A beautiful slice of the Marlborough Sounds


The Whaling Station property at Fisherman's Bay has been the Beattie family holiday home for 18 years. The property is "...truly a piece of paradise...".

The situation is secluded, private, peaceful and tranquil. It lies on the edge of whatever mother nature throws. Sunny hot days are a water lovers dream.

This 1.56ha (3 acre) block is on the Fisherman's Bay on the southern side of Arapawa Island immediately adjacent to the old whaling station breastwork and structures (now part of a Department of Conservation reserve). The property overlooks Tory Channel - the gateway to Picton for the interisland ferry services.

There are uninterrupted views across Tory Channel to the Cook Strait and the hills of south west Wellington. Paper road reserves on the island allow opportunity for exploring further afield on foot.

2 x Holiday homes

Peak season is 20th Dec-7th Jan

High season is 8th Jan-28th Feb (and Easter)

Low season is 1st Mar-19th Dec

 

Full mains electricity

Barbecue

Washing machine, dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, radio

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Bach one (sleeps 10-12)

Situated immediately behind the sandy beach and only a stones throw away from the water. It has a good entrance lobby area, 3 bedrooms, open plan living, dining and kitchen. Bathroom and separate toilet, laundry, double sliding doors off the main lounge open out onto both the front and rear decks.

Peak season: $310 per night

High season: $235 per night

Low season: $175 per night

PER NIGHT rates are for a maximum of 5 occupants. Additional guests can be accommodated at the rate of $15 per person.

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Bach two (sleeps 6-8)

The second bach is approximately 70 metres from the beach. It has two bedrooms, open plan kitchen and dining with a separate living area. Bathroom, toilet and laundry are combined.

 

Peak season: $155 per night

High season: $135 per night

Low season: $105 per night

PER NIGHT rates are for a maximum of 5 occupants. Additional guests can be accommodated at the rate of $15 per person.


Boat transport by arrangement

Contact: Antonia at radonfarm@gmail.com  


Fisherman's Bay

Fisherman's Bay has historical significance - early last century a whaling station was established and became the basis of a small community for more than 30 whalers and their families.

Today the waters host a huge variety of fish and seafood - Blue Cod, Maori Chief, Moki, Butter Fish, Terakihi, Paua, Crayfish and Kina.  There is great fishing off the whaling station breastwork, in Tory Channel and just outside the heads in Cook Strait.

These waters also host dolphin's and seals. Local birdlife includes Bellbird, Tui, Weka and Fantail. Common sea birds include Black and Red Bill Gulls, Terns, Sooty Shear Waters (Mutton Birds) and Sea Gannets who regularly create a spectacle as they dive for their food, often close to the shore. Occasionally seen are Mollymork and Albatross

"...truly a piece of paradise..."

Roger & Nicki Beattie (2011)