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Kay and Geoff Gudsell have been operating 'Arapiki' for over 22 years now.
Having lived at 21 Arapiki Road for 30 years they made the necessary alterations to operate their Self-Contained Accommodation Units when their sons left home. Many of the improvements to 'Arapiki' such as landscaping and redecorating have been done by themselves.
Geoff was a secondary school teacher for many years before working as the Community Education
Co-ordinator at Nayland College secondary school in Stoke, Nelson. He is now retired as is Kay who was a kindergarten teacher. They have travelled overseas and enjoy meeting guests who come from all around the world. Both of them keep active and have shared interests such as gardening, cycling, tramping, swimming and reading. They have entered in many cycling events and Geoff still competes actively in cycle races in the Nelson area. They have cycled in several regions of France, in parts of England, and also in British Columbia and South Australia. They are active members of their local community and are members of the Tasman Bay Probus Club.

Kay and Geoff believe it is important to try and achieve a balance between spending time with visitors to make them feel welcome and letting them have their privacy and independence.


"If you can't add years to your life you can add life to your years."

Mt Ventoux
Port de Bales

Top of Mt Ventoux in Provence, France

Top of the Port de Bales in the Pyrenees



Your Hosts Kay and Geoff Gudsell


Taking a break to look at Brighton Pier
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