Queenies Crib

Covid-19 update

Our campsites are open and operating safely at this time.

If you live in New Zealand and we are unable to host you due to your stay being affected by an Alert Level 3 or 4 status, you will be offered a refund or postponement. If you live outside New Zealand (ie from Australia or Rarotonga), please arrange your own travel insurance as our standard cancellation policy will apply.

Queenies Crib

Marlborough Sounds

Queenies Crib is based in Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, 30 minutes from Picton, 20 minutes from Havelock and 50 minutes from Blenheim.

The crib is surrounded by farmland on a peaceful bay within a quiet Marlborough Sounds community. There are a few other cribs and bachs dotted around.

The little timber-lined crib is warm and welcoming. Small but perfectly formed, it contains a dining and lounge area, indoor kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and flush toilet, and a mezzanine sleeping loft with ladder access. Double outdoor baths provide the perfect star-gazing soak at night.

Quiet and peaceful, the views from the crib are lovely. Boats bob on their moorings on the bay. Gannets dive - and seals are frequent visitors to the bay. Native birds like native falcon, tui, bellbirds, pukeko and fantails abound.

The nearby beach is a 3-minute walk away, with the Queen Charlotte walking and cycling track just a 5-minute walk away. 

FROM $250 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times. 


9E Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa 7281


Queenies Crib is 30 minutes drive from Picton or 20 minutes drive from Havelock in the Marlborough Sounds. The Google Maps directions will get you there. 

Queenies Crib

Queenies Crib Location

What time is check-in and check-out?

What are the bed and bedding arrangements?

What are the kitchen and cooking facilities?

What are the bathroom facilities?

Is there power and WIFI?

Is there mobile phone reception?

What sort of heating is there?

What is glamping like in winter?

Is Queenies Crib Child-Friendly?

Can I bring my dog?

How private and remote is Queenie's Crib?

What is the access like and where do I park my car?

Can I have campfire?

What do I need to bring?

Are there any safety considerations?

Can I book for one night only?

Minimum Stay Periods


Gift Vouchers

1. booking and payments

2. cancellation, date changes and severe weather warnings

3. safety and hazards

4. pets

5. GST (standard)

6. conditions of occupancy and conduct

7. authority to sign

  • Eating and Drinking

    Queenies Crib is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in the kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Havelock is 20-minutes drive away and has The Captain's Daughter, Mills Bay Mussels, Slip Inn, and several other cafes to choose from. The retro caravan called the Taco Shack does lunch in summer and comes highly recommended by your hosts!

    A little closer is the Queen Charlotte Tavern which is 10-minute drive away and does well-priced meals and good fish and chips. Anakiwa has a coffee caravan over summer which does ice cream too (5-minute walk away).


  • Things to do

    Relax in the crib - read, soak in the outdoor baths or just watch the boats on the bay or the changing light on the water. Enjoy playing records on the record player provided - or battle it out over a board game.

    If you're keen to get active, take out the kayaks for a paddle and explore the bay. Access to the Queen Charlotte track is just minutes away - a brisk walk or run in the morning followed by a jump off the wharf is a great way to start the day!

    Anakiwa also has kayaks or bikes for hire.


  • Your Hosts

    Craig and Jodie moved from the Otago Peninsula to the Marlborough region in 2011. They purchased a riverside property as a bare block of land, freshly carved off an existing farm. Since then, they've developed it into a beautiful self-sufficient lifestyle block.

    Jodie is a ceramic artist and part-time farmer, and Craig is a jeweller and builder.

    Jodie and Craig believe in keeping life real and making the most of where they live. They live as self sufficiently as possible. They grow most of their own food, and produce their own power through solar panels and a small home built hydro generator. They keep sheep, geese, chickens and pig, and catch fish frequently in the Marlborough Sounds.

    The unique and quirky 'Queenies Crib' has been created by this talented couple on the heels of their first successful creation, Fossicker's Hut.