This rare and serence beauty is in two lots; Kupe Bay, 29.937 hectares with 12.587 hectares under covenant with the New Zealand Department of Conservation. "Some of us didn't like going to school because we had to leave the island.". D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort located in Catherine Cove. Dennis and Judith Andreassend run the D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort. ( Log Out /  The outermost island in the Marlborough Sounds is home to about 40 permanent residents, has just over 60 kilometres of dirt roads and three intersections. If you were used to shopping, it would be a disappointment.". Dennis says people come to the island to do the fishing and hunting they'd always wanted to, for rest and relaxation and to walk the many tracks and gaze at the stars. Despite being close to fierce tidal flows (check out about the whirlpools in the guide), life on D’Urville Island couldn’t be more relaxed. They both enjoy meeting people and hearing their stories. The isolation means it takes a bit longer to get supplies in and rubbish out. Sue Savage with Landy, her faithful Land Rover Defender. Kupe Bay, Rangitoto Ki Te Tonga/D'Urville Island, Marlborough Sounds, 7193 is a Lifestyle property with 0 bedrooms, 0 bathrooms and 0 parking spaces. It fits two cars or up to 25 people. Cherry bay is Lot 2 of the total area, 151.542 hectares with 29.262 hectares under the covernant with the New Zealand Department of Conservation. But if the road isn't a deterrent, then thoughts of entering the water near the notoriously dangerous pass itself is. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Fishing, hunting, spectacular bush or some sunsets with the solitude and remoteness experienced by the pioneers of old. D'Urville Crossings Craig Aston with his dog Squidward. "Now there are just colossal amounts of boats coming either from Nelson or across from Mana or from Okiwi Bay or even just out of French Pass, so there are boats all year round, every day of the week, virtually.". Fierce tidal flows, rocks, hidden reefs, and a fickle weather pattern alternating between the extremes of Cook Strait and Tasman Bay have traditionally isolated the island. She isn't alone. Page TransparencySee More. Nestled in Catherine Cove, the resort looks out across Admiralty Bay, toward the mainland, and is home to the only eatery on the island. A commercial fisherman, Lindsay fished for orange roughy before moving overseas. May between Nelson’s Tas­man Bay and the Marlborough Sounds lies d’Urville Island—literally, an island cast between two shores. This island, also known as D'Urville Island, lies between Nelson near Golden Bay and Picton in the Marlborough Sounds. 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From French Pass, a boat to the nearby jetty in Kapowai Bay takes around 15 minutes, but the crossing isn't possible in bad weather. Satellite. Indeed the journey to French Pass from Nelson, the closest town, takes two hours and is narrow and windy in parts. "A lot of people get here, and they have got away from work or the stress of work. I couldn't get enough time to actually go and catch fish so we had to do one or the other and this is so much easier on my back.". The resort is run by newcomers to the island, Dennis and Judith Andreassend, who took over the lease for the resort last April. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Due to insufficient data, the value of the property cannot be estimated. The island has long been a fishing and hunting mecca. He and Judith spent many years selling cars in Nelson, then Christchurch, before making the move to d'Urville. Now, he and wife Christine run D'Urville Crossings, a barge service between French Pass on the mainland and Kapowai Bay on the island. When Judith said she lived on d'Urville, the young girl had no idea where it was. Durville Island New Zealand holiday homes. The Andreassends had long wanted to pursue a hospo venture and the d'Urville opportunity was simply too good to pass up. Like Craig, Lindsay grew up on the island. "I think it is a different sort of person that lives here; you like the space and the sea.". On 1 July 2017, Kupe Bay, Rangitoto Ki Te Tonga/D'Urville Island, Marlborough Sounds, 7193 had a Rating Valuation … A swirling mass of water, it has the fastest tidal flows in New Zealand, reaching speeds of up to four metres a second. It was named after the French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville. Landmark & Historical Place. A Complete Budget Travel guide to French Pass and D’Urville Island. D’Urville Island is situated in the Tasman Sea between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Property details for Kupe Bay, Rangitoto Ki Te Tonga/D'Urville Island, Marlborough Sounds, 7193 provided to you by New Zealand's leading source of real estate information and advice. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It has an other-worldly charm. Things were slow in the first two years so Lindsay got into commercial fishing for blue cod to keep things "ticking over" through the winter. Whether they come for one day, three days or a week.". Page 1 The couple has long had a holiday home in Pelorus Sound and spent considerable time in the area. The island didn't have a road until 1957, but even so, many of its residents have homes without road access to their front door. But it also happens to be one of the most scenic peninsula roads in New Zealand. The road to Greville Harbour on the western side of the island. A welcome stop for boaties in need of a cold drink. Rangitoto ki te Tonga / D'Urville Island is an island in the Marlborough Sounds along the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. There are five baches listed on Airbnb, the community hall is available for hire, and there is a Department of Conservation campground at Greville Harbour. Overview. D'Urville is the outermost island in the Marlborough Sounds has a population of around 40 permanent residents, with a land mass of approx 150km sq. Marlborough Sounds locations like D'Urville Island are becoming more popular as destinations to get away from it all. The D'Urville Wilderness Resort, formerly the Elkington family homestead, is the only dedicated accommodation on the island. They also come for the isolation. "Dennis from the Wilderness" he answers. He also provides bach accommodation and – thanks to the increasing number of island visitors – a lot of water taxiiing. +64 3-576 5207. Inside the cafe, the phone rings.
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