Frequently asked questions
About 50 minutes by private water taxi or 1.5 hours on the Mail Boat Cruise (Tuesday and Friday only).
We have recycling bins for cans, plastic and glass available as well as bins to collect food scraps for our chickens and compost bin. All other rubbish must be taken with you when you depart.
Yes, we provide all the bedding, linen, towels, pillows and blankets you could need for a comfortable stay with us.
Our remote and peaceful location is one of our main drawcards. It is not only a holiday destination but also our family home, so we ensure safety measures are always readily available. We have a defibrillator in the bay (and training on how to use it) and can have a rescue helicopter here in 15 minutes if needed.
Mobile Phone Coverage
Although we are a long way from 'civilisation', we do have Vodafone coverage; in fact, we have a Vodafone tower on our property! WIFI is available at the homestead, you are welcome to come and make use of this while having a coffee on our deck.
If you have a car you wish to leave in Picton, Marlborough Sounds Storage provide both short and long-term vehicle and boat storage. Alternatively, there are unsecured car parks available close to the ferry terminal and on Wellington St in Picton.
Public Car Park, Picton Wharf
There are car parks available by the water taxi office charged according to the daily rate.
For all accommodation options, you will need to bring your own supplies and clothing to the Island. There are no roads in or out nor shops at hand. You can order your groceries from the mainland. The two supermarkets we order through are:
Blenheim New World
New World uses Mark Jackson to courier the groceries to the Island.
Ph: 03 5209030
Picton Fresh Choice
Your supplies come in on the mail boat, with a charge of 5% of the total order to your grocery invoice. Add an extra $5.00 charge if it is a public holiday.
Order by 12.00 noon the day before the mail boat delivery day
The only way to access our island is via water or air.
Yes, you can. Do not be surprised by this fact: most of our visitors who book for just one night stay with us for two days.
If you have any other questions just let us know..