Te Awaiti Retreat:
is Maori and being the descendant of the early whalers in the Marlborough
Sounds, has a proud heritage and fascinating life story. A stay
at Te Awaiti homestay is a unique cultural and historical experience.
Bosun has been a fisherman and a diver all his life, his Ti Puna
(Ancestors) have been whalers and fishermen. His family have been
an intregal part of the history of the Marlborough Sounds. Te Awaiti
(Tar -White) Shore based whaling station was the first in the South
Island, and as such was the first settlement.
Feel the ambience,the whale bone on the beach, the whale oil in
the tanks,see the tomb stones of the early whalers and their cast
iron tripots that were used to render down the blubber.Walk the
ridges and discover the early Maori pit dwellers sites.
Bosun says that when the tide's out, the table's set.
Homestay Accommodation: 2 doubles, 3 singles
Linen, bedding and towels supplied.
We will arrange water transport when you book.Water access only.
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