All guests have access to facilities including our fully equipped clean kitchen with fridge/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, food storage boxes and all the saucepans, utensils, crockery and cutlery you need to prepare and enjoy your meals. You can help yourself to our fresh herbs from the garden, as well as spices in the kitchen, along with the tea, coffee and sugar that is available for guests. We even have an espresso machine, so bring your favourite ground coffee beans with you or purchase some freshly ground coffee from us.
We have a modern BBQ for guests to use which is perfect for outdoor alfresco dining on our courtyards and terrace garden on those warm summer evenings.
Our dining room is adjacent to the kitchen creating a very social atmosphere, where you can share stories and tips with fellow world travellers whilst cooking.
The Bay View Apartment has its own private kitchen, dining area and BBQ courtyard.
The closest supermarket to Anakiwa 401 is in Havelock or Picton, so its a good idea to pick up some supplies on your way through to us, as there are no shops in Anakiwa. But don’t worry, if you don’t have all the provisions you may need with you, we have a selection of Heat & Eat Meals, Pizzas, Frozen ready meals, DIY Dinners, eggs, noodles and can arrange a Continental Breakfast for you at $12 per person. We also have a range of soft drinks, beer and wine available for sale to our guests.
In Linkwater, about 7kms away from here, you’ll find a Service Station which has a few essentials for sale such as milk & bread and opposite is the Queen Charlotte Tavern which serves meals all day.
A selection of great restaurants and supermarkets can be found in nearby Havelock & Picton.
Our cosy sunny guest lounge is a great place to socialise with other guests, play cards or sit and read your book. We have a selection of board games, puzzles, a book exchange and reference book library for you to enjoy, as well as a guest guitar to strum a few chords.
From listening to our guests, we understand you prefer to interact and chat with fellow travellers, rather than have a television. However if you’d like a quiet evening in your room, we have a personal DVD player and varied collection of over 100 DVDs to borrow. Our Bay View Apartment has its own TV/DVD unit.
We also have a Pool/Snooker Table in the Main House for you to use.
Unlimited Wireless Internet access is provided free of charge to all our guests. If you’re not travelling with your own laptop or mobile device, a computer station is available for guests to use.
How about spending some time exploring the bay and nearby coastlines on our stable sit-on kayaks – it’s your chance to get close to NZ birdlife and if you’re lucky, seals, dolphins & penguins too!
If you’d like a gentle bike ride, you can borrow one of our guest bikes & ride along the Link Pathway to the end of the bay and Anakiwa Road or around the roads in our village.
Walk down the jetty and jump off the end – swimming here is safe and fun and there are steps for you to climb back up onto the jetty. Swim out to the swim platform close to the Anakiwa jetty (just out from our house) during summer. Or borrow our snorkel, mask and fin set for some underwater adventures. We have beach towels for you to take to the beach.
We have a selection of outdoor games – you could practice your golf putting skills, play boules, quoits or choose another from our garden games set.
Or laze with a glass of wine in our hammocks in the lawn garden or sit in our two hammock chairs up on the middle terrace in the shade of the ‘Conker’ tree (horse-chestnut).