Welcome to Hopewell, an award winning lodge set in a superb, inspiring natural location on the water's edge of the magnificent Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds.
Surrounded by native forest and turquoise waters, Hopewell is the perfect retreat for relaxing and at the same time provides a wide range of activities. Laze on our sunny, secluded and sheltered beach. Enjoy a day’s walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. Explore the Kenepuru Sound in our kayaks. Hike in the surrounding pristine native forest. Experience a unique golf course with unbelievable views. Try fishing for the famous Red Snapper. Collect delicious oysters and sample the freshly steamed mussels. Mountain bike into the Pelorus Sound. Soak in the hot outdoor spa under the southern night sky. Sail the sounds in a magnificent yacht. Try a soothing massage. Visit the resident glow-worms. Relax in the hammocks in the midst of native bush. Self-cater in the exceptionally well equipped kitchens and try the famous gourmet pizzas, espresso coffees and home baking.
Mike and Lynley invite you to share their beautiful place.
Awarded first place in the New Zealand BBH National Quality Awards
in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
"A gorgeous backpacker hostel in a dreamy setting where even a couple of nights isn't enough to fully appreciate the relaxing setting , wonderfully welcoming hosts, waterside hot tub, kayaks, fishing and regular opportunities to visit the local mussel farm and taste the product, or go water skiiing."
"Beloved of travellers near and far, remote Hopewell sits waterside surrounded by native bush. Savour the long, winding drive to get there, or take a water taxi from Te Mahia. Stay at least a couple of days, so you can chill out or enjoy the roll-call of activities: mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, eating gourmet pizza, soaking in the outdoor spa, and more."
Read this article about Hopewell Lodge on Neuseeland News (in German language).