Spectacular Landscape

Be surrounded by the magnificent views of Tasman bay, coastal native bush, and the spectacular landscape of a New Zealand sheep station.
Enjoy an incredible sightseeing Walk and Hut stay, or a guided Farm tour on Pepin Island. With three beautifully situated huts, it is the place for a peaceful romantic getaway, a private holiday amongst nature, or an adventure with family and friends. On Pepin Island there is an experience for all.
About the Island and sheep farm
Situated at the end of the naturally formed bolder bank that makes up Cable Bay, connecting the Island to the mainland, only 30 minutes drive from Nelson City. Pepin Island is a working sheep station wintering over 2,000 sheep, and around 100 cattle. As a privately owned farm, we love to give you this opportunity to experience the best of its incredible and incomparable landscape. At 1,316 ft high from sea level, and an area of 1,280 acres, the steep and rocky hills roll down through paddocks and native bush, ending at the ocean with towering cliffs and hidden pebbled beaches, Pepin Island is a unique example of distinctive land form and terrain.
area and History
Cable bay and Pepin island have a rich and diverse history. From the formation of the bolder banks, Maori wars and European settlement, rescues from shipwrecks, to technological advancements and the cable connecting New Zealand to the rest of the world. The Island and surrounding areas are steeped in history that has had a wider affect, past, present and future.*
Pepin Island Farm tours and venue hire
Take a private farm tour around Pepin Island with the farmer and his dogs. Or check out what Pepin Island has to offer for occasions and event hire.
Local area
Check out what there is to do in the local and surrounding area and make the most of your visit here.

different and impressive

Three Private and stunning Hut Stays
The three small cabin-like huts on Pepin Island are solar powered and run low impact to the environment. Each hut is in a secluded and private part of the island, taking in three stunning perspectives of the farms dynamic coastal environment. For each hut there is an opportunity for you to see different, and impressive, aspects of the farm as you walk your way to your stay. And why stop at one? Do the full loop of Pepin Island staying in multiple huts and make the most of an adventure on Pepin Island.
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Hut Stay general information
Sustainable
All huts are run low impact to the environment, and are solar powered.
Privacy
The huts are situated in seperate, secluded and private parts of the farm. You won't need to worry about any visitors, apart from the native birds, and the farm animals on your way.
Amenities
Solar powered hot water shower at two huts. Toilet at each hut. Outdoor hot water baths at two huts. No additional heating in the winter months.
Hut set up
Bedding, linen, and towels, coffee and tea, kitchen items, gas cooker, chilly bins, and fresh spring drinking water all provided. Wifi not available.
Kitchen
Self catering kitchens, with a powered chilly bin, gas cooker and fresh spring drinking water. Add our food packages to have food ready for you at your Hut Stay.
Cooking
Supply your own food - however there are options below for food services (with further costs and advanced notice. Prices on enquiry)
Peak season
We may require a minimum of two nights stay over peak summer season and public holidays.
Winter Months
There is no additional heating inside the huts in the winter months. Additional bedding provided, but please bring your own warm winter clothing etc.
Closing season
Closed annually during lambing season; mid August until mid October.
Some single night stays may be available on private request and availability.

Kayak Hire
Kayaks are available for hire to use at Cable Bay beach or Passage Hut on request.
Hut shop
Each hut comes with a little shop of locally made artisan goods, including Nelsons Chia juices, locally made gift cards and art.
Vouchers
Vouchers available for each Hut. The perfect gift for someone special!
No Wifi
There is no Wifi at the huts, and only some 3G/4G phone service.

Hut Additions

Food packages
Ease the load with our additional food packages. Add a local produce and cheese board for two, a simple breakfast package, and a grocery order. Organise these when you book your stay and we’ll have them ready for you at the hut for your arrival. Please notify us of any dietary requirements.
Breakfast package
Light breakfast, providing muesli, milk, yoghurt and some seasonal fruit. This will be set up at the hut for when you arrive.
From $8 per person.

Cheese assortment platter
You may choose from a range of local Nelson-made cheeses to be set up with some crackers, and other nibbles at the hut for your arrival.
$50 cheese board for two.

Grocery order
Just send us your detailed list and we will have the groceries up at the hut ready for your arrival.
$30 for grocery order service + receipt amount.

Get a Lift
Prefer a less challenging route to your hut stay? Then organise a ride on the farms 4WD, and get you and/or your luggage delivered in ease. You still get the spectacular views without effort.
$40 per direction.

Multiple four day Walk and Hut Stay
Why stop at one? Do the full round of Pepin Island staying two nights in two huts, Rocky Point and Passage Hut. Make the most of Pepin Island’s walk and hut stay experience.

seaside seclusion

Enjoy an easy stroll around the coast of Pepin Island through Native bush and lush landscape, revealing the stunning cable bay inlet.
Arrive at the secluded seaside Passage Hut overlooking the natural peninsulas of Delaware Bay and the Pepin Island spit, where the ebb and flow of the tide is at your doorstep. Stay in the cosy and quirky private hut with breathtaking views of the ocean and inlet. Take time to enjoy the wild ocean scenery from the balcony, or take a short stroll from the hut to explore the secluded beach, with New Zealand coastal wildlife and hidden swimming spots. Savour the beauty of this charming hut with family, friends or a special loved one.
Passage hut from $190 NZD per night for 1-2 people.
Passage Hut Features and essentials
Walk
Easy walk; 3km, 30 - 40 minutes, around the inlet side of Pepin Island.
Sleeps
Sleeps two; one queen, or two single beds on request.
Lawn area available for additional people camping. $20 per additional person, per night.
Cooking
Self catering kitchen area with a powered chilly bin, gas cooker and fresh spring drinking water.
Supply your own food or add our food packages to be ready at your hut.
Amenities
Outdoor hot water bath with surrounding nature and ocean views. Hot water shower, and toilet.
Outdoors
Outdoor deck and seating areas with breathtaking views.
Secluded beach and swimming spot a 5 - 10 minute walk away.
Kayaks are available for hire on request.
Bookings
Minimum of two nights stay. Single nights on request and availability for an additional $30 servicing fee.
"Rustic luxury is what I would call it. The cabin's interior has been beautifully crafted and everything has been done with attention to detail."
Book your Passage Hut Stay
Be captivated on a beautiful trek around Pepin Island and enjoy the phenomenal scenery and views of Cable Bay and Tasman Bay along the way.
Nestled amongst native kanuka and coastal New Zealand bush, situated on a cliff, is Rocky Point Hut. Stay and unwind in the beautiful and private hut with a comfortable natural wooden interior. Take in all of the incredible surrounding coastal scenery from various lookouts, and watch the spectacular sunsets in the evening. Spend your time relaxing and treat yourself in the hot outdoor bath with a panoramic view over Tasman Bay. The perfect setting for a private adventurous getaway or a stunning and relaxing romantic retreat.
Rock point from $190 NZD per night
for 1-2 adults, minimum of two nights stay during peak season.

Rocky Point Hut Features and essentials
Walk
Medium walk; 3km, 1 - 2 hours around the Tasman Bay side of Pepin Island.
Sleeps
Adults only Hut Stay. Minimum of two nights stay.
Sleeps two adults; one double bed.
Lawn area available for additional adults camping; $20 per additional person, per night.
Cooking
Self catering kitchen area; Crockery and utensils, powered chilly bin, gas cooker, balcony BBQ, fresh spring drinking water.
Supply your own food or add our food packages to be ready at your hut.
Amenities
Outdoor hot water bath on the hilltop with a panoramic ocean view and toilet.
Outdoors
Outdoor seating areas with phenomenal views.
Island summit viewpoint,
1 hour walk uphill from Rocky Point Hut.

bookings
Minimum of two nights stay. Single nights on request and availability for an additional $30 servicing fee.
"Outstanding experience from the farm walk through to the breathtaking views at the hut. A must do for anyone wanting an escape."
Book your Rocky point Hut Stay

Tranquil nature

Take the hike over the steep hilltop of Pepin island and be mesmerised by the magnificent panoramic views on either side of this incredible landscape.
Follow the track down the hill and find Nikau Hut nestled amongst beautiful native bush. A casual kiwi cabin, with the mesmerising chorus of New Zealand birdsong and the ocean not far away. Enjoy a short walk through surrounding forest and make the most of being amongst nature. With an abundance of marine life try your luck at a catch from the accessible fishing rock over the ocean, while also enjoying the stunning views of Delaware Bay. An ideal adventure and escape for groups, families or fishermen, with plenty of fresh air and tranquil nature.
Nikau Hut Features and essentials
Walk
Medium - difficult walk; 2.3km,
40 - 60 minutes, over the saddle of Pepin Island.

Sleeps
Children under adult supervision.
Sleeps four; one double sofa bed and two single bunk bed options.
Lawn area available for additional people camping; $20 per additional person, per night.
Kitchen
Self catering kitchen area; chilly bin, gas cooker, fresh spring drinking water.
Supply your own food or add our food packages to be ready at your hut.
Amenities
Private outdoor hot water shower, and toilet.
Outdoors
Outdoor deck and seating areas with stunning views.
Native bush walking track, and a fishing rock 10mins walk away.
"Our family loved our little adventure and the scenery is absolutely stunning!"
Book your Nikau Hut Stay

Pepin Island Tours

Join the farmer for an Island tour and a farm experience on Pepin Island.
Experience a two hour private tour of a New Zealand sheep station and head out with farmer Andrew on the 4WD. Travel around the Island and enjoy the spectacular views and landscape. Observe Andrew and the sheep dogs at work, see farm animals, and can include kiwi sheep shearing in the beach front woolshed. This is a chance to explore the inner workings of a sustainable New Zealand sheep farm, with an experienced and knowledgable farmer. Finish up with a farmers style morning or afternoon tea, while you get your Pepin Island and sheep farm questions answered.
Pepin Island full Farm tour from $150-$220 NZD for 1-5 people tours, priced on enquiry.
a leisurely sightseeing trip and short walks to enjoy the scenery of pepin Island.
Enjoy a casual sightseeing trip of Pepin Island, catching a ride on the 4WD as it goes about the farm for work. Travel to aspects of the Island and enjoy the spectacular views and landscape with the option of walks to the summit and beaches, as well as viewing some of the huts.
Pepin Island sightseeing trip from $40 NZD for a 1-5 person ride.
Book your pepin Island farm experience
Accessing Pepin Island inquiries
If you would like to access Pepin Island for a walk or for fishing contact us via email. Please note that we are a working farm and a private hut stay and have to respect the privacy and exclusivity of our paying guests.
Pepin Island Annual open day
Once a year Pepin Island Is open to the public to raise funds for the rural fire service. Walk, run or bike around Pepin Island and enjoy the amazing landscapes. Every year over 10,000 people visit the farm around June to raise money for the local rural fire department. Visit each of the huts, and enjoy baking and refreshments from fundraising stalls. For more information on dates check out the link below.
"Our family loved our little adventure and the scenery is absolutely stunning!"

Special events on Pepin Island

Need a spectacular backdrop for your special occasion? We are now open as a venue for wedding and function bookings.
Always wanted a beautiful wedding by the sea — with ocean views, or even right on the beach? A special occasion set in spectacular landscapes and diverse scenery. We can provide multiple locations that you and your guests will love. Our rustic woolshed right on Cable Bay beach gives you access to faculties and has been host to past beach parties and wedding receptions. Alternatively check out our site options, with views overlooking Cable Bay, a stunning backdrop to a ceremony and wedding festivities. Pepin Island is a distinctive and unique venue for your occasion.
Weddings
We have hosted some stunning weddings here at Pepin Island. From a hilltop ceremony to beach reception and festivities. With faculties for set up, on the day options for the wedding parties, and of course a romantic getaway for the bride and groom with our options of Hut Stays. The addition of all the amazing things to do in the area, adds to a very distinctive wedding experience for you and your guests. There are many opportunities to put your mark on Pepin Island as your wedding venue, let your imagination go wild! It really is a fantastic location for your momentous occasion and creating an unforgettable celebration your guests will love.
Events or functions
Pepin Island has a great and fun history for hosting large events, such as extreme golfing to an bi-annual open day fundraising for the local Rural Fire Service. We are available to discuss any kind of occasion, small or big, let us know the details and we'll see how we can accomodate your event.
special occasion photography tours
Need a location with spectacular landscapes and magnificent views? Pepin Island is ideal for stunning photo locations with endless opportunities to capture special moments or curated shoots in unique scenery. Contact us to discuss what you need.
Occasion enquirey

the local area and activities

Cable Bay and the surrounding area provide plenty of options to make the most of your visit.
From Helicopter rides, kayaking around Pepin Island, walking tracks, to relaxing on the beautiful Cable bay beach, and a cool little local cafe, there are plenty of extra adventures and enjoyable times to be had in this incredible area. And being only 30mins drive from Nelson you can also enjoy the culture, arts and activities the sunniest city in New Zealand has to offer. We've mentioned our local friends here and a few must do's, but also check out Nelson Tasman for current events and things to do in Nelson.

Local
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Cable bay Kayaks
Experience the spectacular coastal landscape of Pepin Island from the ocean. Be guided through sea caves and into private pebbled beaches. Check out our friends at Cable Bay Kayaks, for guided kayak tours around Pepin Island.
Cable bay Cafe
Missing the comforts of city life? Cable Bay Cafe has you sorted for coffee, refreshments and a local menu. Worth a stop on your way past. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm, Closes for the winter. More information on their website:
Cable Bay Walkway
Take an easy to hard treck over Cable Bay farm on the Cable Bay Walkway. Check out the panoramic views of Nelson, the Bolder bank, Glenduan and Cable Bay and Pepin Island. Free, closed during lambing season August to October.
Cable Bay adventure Park
From Skywire, quad bike tours, horse treks, paintball, Argo rides, archery and Cafes. The Cable Bay Adventure Park is home to a wide range of adventure activities with something to cater for everyone, set in magnificent native forest with views over the stunning Delaware Bay.
Archery Park
Fancy having a go with a bow and arrow? Archery Park is a local outdoor archery adventure that combines a visit to diverse and pristine native forest and a simulated archery hunting experience for all ages.
Helicopter Ride
Want the full view of the area? Book a helicopter from Nelson airport to Pepin Island or directly to or from your hut stay. Want to do an amazing day trip and sip on local wines? Tasman Helicopters also do tours of the Marlborough wine region. Please notify us with your booking if you are taking a helicopter to or from Pepin Island.
OUr Favourite nelson dining and drinking
Cafes and Coffee
There are plenty of options and styles in Nelson to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable cafe experience, Here's a few variations below. We love Devilles for great outdoor seating and atmosphere, coffee baking and menu options. Morrison Street Cafe is one of Nelsons most popular coffee and lunch spots right next to some good shopping spots. Alternatively If you fancy the high tea experience then go to Melrose Cafe, one of Nelsons stunning historical mansions with beautiful surrounding gardens, and a lovely range of homemade baking and à la carte on offer. Also If you like tea then check out The Hollow tea shop with a wide range of hand crafted tea blends.
Eating out
There are plenty of wonderful places to eat out in Nelson, from burgers to restaurant dining. Head to the top of Trafalgar Street to find a few great spots for dining out, where you'll also find Burger Culture, one of regular spots for something casual and delicious. The Styx Restaurant in particular is a favourite of ours with waterfront views off the port. The Kitchen offers great sugar free, keto, paleo, gluten and dairy free options — super healthy and is a great cafe. If you love that then you'll also like East Street as a creative vegetarian cafe, central and great at anytime of the day. And if you like Thai with a twist we love Nahm Nelson.
Drinks
Nelson has some wonderful craft beer bars and breweries, check out the converted church that is The Free House with a top range of New Zealand craft beers and casual eating. Or one of our fave breweries the Sprig & Fern on Hardy Street, great for some live music too.
Nelson's Saturday Market
The Nelson Market (a.k.a. the Flea Market as dubbed by locals) is an iconic market showcasing the best of the regions art and craft in all areas. A range of Nelsons artisans and crafts from food, local produce, baking to jewellery, clothing and household items and decor. The Saturday Market, open 8am to 1pm, is a must do in Nelson.
Nelson Arts and Heritage
Nelson is well recognised for its creative and artistic culture, you'll find many fantastic galleries and craft stores, music, events and more. A popular visiting spot, The Suter Art Gallery always has a well curated collection of local art, as well as a great cafe — set in the beautiful Queens Gardens. Nelson is also home to the WOW Museum, displaying the creative garments from New Zealand's iconic World of Wearable Arts fashion show. Find more Nelson heritage and arts on the Nelson Tasman Website.

Book your Pepin Island experience

You can book your pepin island experience by completing the form below.
Save by booking through our website or alternatively book any of our Walk and Hut Stays through AirBnb, links after form.
Before you book check out our additions Please Complete the form below, all information is helpful.
Food packages
Ease the load with our additional food packages. Add a local produce and cheese board for two, a simple breakfast package, and a grocery order. Organise these when you book your stay and we’ll have them ready for you at the hut for your arrival.
Breakfast package
**Why stop at one? Do the full round of Pepin Island staying in
Farmers cheese Board
**Local meats, cheeses, crackers, and chutneys
Grocery order
**Why stop at one? Do the full round of Pepin Island staying in multiple huts and make the most of Pepin Island’s walk and hut stay experience.
Get a Lift
Prefer a less challenging route to your hut stay? Then organise a ride on the farms 4WD, and get you and/or your luggage delivered in ease. You still get the spectacular views without effort.
Priced per direction.

Multiple Walk and Hut Stay
Why stop at one? Do the full round of Pepin Island staying in multiple huts and make the most of Pepin Island’s walk and hut stay experience.
Walk and Hut Stay Booking Request
We manage our bookings and enquiries personally so please understand that this can take time. We may also be busy running around the farm chasing sheep.
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