When you holiday in the accommodation on Arapawa Island you are taken back to another time, a simpler time, where the values of family and friendship make every day special. Access to the Island is by boat or water taxi for the fifty-minute trip. You can also book the mail boat cruise from Picton, twice a week on Tuesday and Friday. For an impromptu or extra special trip from Wellington, you could always indulge in a helicopter ride.
The Radon family offers you a unique trio of experiences, legendary eco-friendly hospitality, and accommodation. Share their 360 hectares of panoramic views, enjoy outdoor recreation, and a learning experience like no other. Take a Pearl Tour and see how the pearl gets from paua seed to breathtaking jewellery. But most of all, step back in time in the historic accommodation, breathe in the sea air, and relax.
At Arapawa Blue Pearls and Accommodation you will find three distinctive ‘kiwi bach’ style options. Choose the one right for you for a family holiday, indulge in a romantic getaway, or book the exclusive use of all three options for a special group occasion.
We are so privileged to live and work where we do, and we fully embrace our New Zealand environment and Māori heritage. Our sense of place here at Arapawa Homestead is intrinsically woven into all that we do.
To commit to travelling in this way is to take the “Tiaki Promise.” It is our pleasure to help you to travel safely and mindfully through our homeland. We invite you to look at this part of our world through the eyes of our people, making a deeper connection as you learn about our conservation and sustainability practices and discover the history and stories of Aotearoa New Zealand.