The SpaceThe gypsy wagon is 9 meters long, it has a private outdoor balcony area with seating. At nights, you can hear the waves breaking on the beach and the penguins calling out your name. Its a very quiet relaxing location. Kitchenette comes supplied with a twin hotplate electric cooker, microwave, fridge, pots, plans, plates & cutlery etc. The wagon is heated by log burner/fire. Electric heating is also available. Comes with all bed linen, duvets & towels. Tea, coffee, sugar & cooking oil is supplied free of charge. During the months of January/Febuary the toilet shower is shared with one other person, my staff member who is our cleaner. It is cleaned daily. We have our own ensuite in our house so we wont be using it ever. Guest AccessFull BBQ area with seating, tables and BBQ with propane supplied. Interaction with GuestsYes we are always happy to answer any questions. Curio Bay is a very special place, nowhere in the world during summer months do you find Hector Dolphins, Penguins and NZ sea lions living all within walking distance of our accommodation. I am an ex-wildlife ranger and yellow eyed penguin caretaker so I know this area and its local wildlife very well. My partner Tomoko Amano also has a massage studio here at Curio Bay should it be required. The NeighborhoodCurio Bay sells itself. It is easily one of the most beautiful bays in NZ, luckily I get told that everyday.
Yellow Eyed Penguins to view most evenings, last two hours of light is best. Its only a 10-15 min walk from our accommodation to the Curio bay fossil forest where the penguins can be viewed. Getting AroundPlease visit Lost Gypsy gallery/museum in Papatowai, Catlins, A must see and do. Closed on wednesdays. Other Things to NoteWe also operate Catlins Surf school within the Curio Bay holiday park. Its only a 10min walk from this accommodation. Discounts are available for surfing, stand up paddle or wetsuit hire, please email us for more details. Catlins Surf. We offer a full 2 hour surf lesson for two people and one nights accommodation for two in our gypsy wagon for $190. No hidden fees. All surf gear supplied. Saves $15 off total cost for surf lessons for two people.