Paddling a kayak around the coast reveals a new perspective on the bays and rugged cliffs of this scenic island. Returning to the island four years ago, he opened D'Urville Island Water Taxis and Charters. D'Urville Island is an island in the Marlborough Sounds along the northern coast of the South Island. French Pass is a most beautiful and rewarding location. Action . Upstairs comprises of one, queen size, double bedroom, one twin room, a sitting room with kitchen and dining area opening onto a private balcony and an upstairs bathroom with toilet and shower facilities. Accommodation 1 Night Free Special! French Pass looking across to D’Urville Island at its narrowest point from the mainland. If you are looking to spend a few nights on D'Urville Island we have a lovely comfortable 3 bedroom home available. “The Sounds Best Kept Secret”, truly describes the d’Urville Island Wilderness Resort, located in the beautiful Catherine Cove on d’Urville Island. Note: Moawhitu House was destroyed by fire on 20 June 2012 so is no longer available as accommodation. He also provides bach accommodation and – thanks to the increasing number of island … Full range of accommodation modern beach front motel units , self contained baches, camping and safe moorings available. . A Complete Budget Travel guide to French Pass and D’Urville Island. D’Urville is possum-free, so the native forest is alive with tui, bellbirds, native robins, weka and kaka. “The Sounds Best Kept Secret”, truly describes the d’Urville Island Wilderness Resort, located in the beautiful Catherine Cove on D’Urville Island NZ. Located in Catherine Cove d'Urville Island Marlborough Sounds The ultimate day trip or overnight destination . Named after French explorer, Jules Dumont d'Urville, the island has an area of approximately 150 square kilometres, is the eighth-largest island of New Zealand and has roughly 50 permanent residents. D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort, RD 1211 Rai Valley. Accommodation. D'Urville Island to French Pass Barge Crossings: Cross the French Pass waterway straight to Kapowai on d'Urville Island with our barge vessel service. On The Sea For the fisherman we are right next door to the very productive fishing grounds of Stephens Passage and French Pass where kingfish, snapper, groper and blue cod abound. If you'd like a day trip - we can carry your vehicle to d'Urville Island where you can drive around and see the sights, including the scenic reserve yourself. 2.1K likes. It would certainly be on a par with a lot of North Island locations. Accommodation. May 4, 2020 - Rent from people in D'Urville Island, New Zealand from $20/night. Want to spend a few nights on picturesque D'Urville Island? Find unique places to stay with local hosts in 191 countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb.