Anakiwa 401 – Self-Catering Guesthouse enjoys a waterfront location and is situated at the southern end of the Queen Charlotte Track in the delightful Thompson Bay at Anakiwa – gateway to the Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. Two ‘exclusive use’ self-contained suites available.
We are a small homestay, beachfront self-catering accommodation provider in the Marlborough Sounds, offering a combination of the homely, warmth and friendly hospitality of a bed & breakfast, with the conveniences of holiday home or backpacker lodge style accommodation such as full kitchen facilities, dining and lounge areas. Continental Breakfasts and meals are available on request. Our self-contained quality accommodation, with no communal rooms, is the perfect place to holiday with social distancing in mind. You can choose from two separate and private exclusive use self-contained suites:
- our sunny, spacious two-bedroom Guest Wing sleeping up to 4 guests or
- our one-bedroom self-contained Apartment with a view of the bay sleeping up to 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years.
Built in circa 1926, it was one of the first houses in Anakiwa’s bay. Originally, built for the Estate’s Farm Manager, the house went on to be used as the local school and later, was owned by well-known New Zealand journalist and author Don Grady, before the house welcomed its first guests as Anakiwa Backpackers in 1995.
Renovated to a high standard whilst retaining character and historic charm, Anakiwa 401 is the perfect accommodation for resting & relaxing after walking or mountain biking the Queen Charlotte Track. Or stay with us for a while – surrounded by beautiful scenery & native gardens and enjoy fun activities such as shorter day walks, swimming, biking, kayaking, boat cruises, water-skiing, fishing, marine life, native birds & bush & glow worms. On the shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound, surrounded by native forests, it is a perfect paradise for all-naturalists, photographers, painters and active guests alike. New Zealand’s largest winemaking region, Marlborough is close enough to enjoy as well. Nestled in peaceful rural New Zealand, yet only 30 minutes drive from the seaside town of Picton and offering free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the guesthouse, you can enjoy the best of both worlds of town and country.
Anakiwa’s temperate climate means visiting here is great at any time of the year and we say, staying with us at Anakiwa 401 for:
- 1 day will give you a taste
- 2 days will unveil the opportunities for activity or relaxation and
- 3 days or more will allow you to truly unwind and discover the magic of Anakiwa and Marlborough.
That’s right, stay with us for 3 nights you will save 10% on your total booking. Must be consecutive nights and be booked direct with us on this website. BOOK NOW
A word from your hosts…
We found our home (formerly known as Anakiwa Backpackers) purely by chance whilst travelling around New Zealand in a campervan on our honeymoon. After returning home to England, we decided a relaxed life in a rural, coastal paradise working together in hospitality was the direction we wanted. Within 6 months, we, including our dog Scruff, had moved across the world to live in Anakiwa and haven’t looked back since. Our accommodation has evolved over the years and we’re now pleased to offer Anakiwa 401 Self-catering Guesthouse. Since moving here we’ve immersed ourselves in local life so we can share information about the area and all its activities with you, our guests. We want your stay to be as perfect as ours, so that you too hope to return.