Juliearna Kavanagh and Warren Lewis are proud to live & work in Picton and love their local community. Their wealth of knowledge in the heritage of the region, the local cuisine, wine, wilderness and tourism makes them great hosts for your stay in the area.
Juliearna is a business entrepreneur born in Southland, your Picton Bed & Breakfast host who grew up in a family renowned for farming & fishing in the Foveaux Strait for world famous Crayfish and Paua. Juliearna has been running her own businesses since the age of 18 and her endless passion for hospitality and people has found herself in the limelight for countless awards within the industry spanning over her, still going, 32 year career in her many hospitality businesses.
Warren Lewis is a true kiwi local having lived in Picton for over 30 years, he has a fine appreciation for local business and carries a strong community focused attitude when it comes to the region. Owning businesses in Picton has helped shaped Warren's knowledge and understanding of the regions offerings, especially in the harvest season and the regions fresh cuisine both at sea and inland. Warren has many past experiences fishing in the Marlborough Sounds and to his knowledge, he knows the best spots to catch the freshest fish and is a true expert on the species.
Before Warren became overwhelmed by the lifestyle Marlborough had on offer, he enjoyed pleasing his need for speed by racing saloon cars in the 1980's in Woodford Glen, Christchurch. His taste for classic cars is still a strong interest along with fishing and trail biking - Warren is the typical kiwi bloke!