Our Location

Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound

Welcome to Paradise

Hopewell Lodge is located on the water’s edge of Double Bay in the beautiful and remote Kenepuru Sound in Marlborough Sounds, NZ. Surrounded by turquoise waters and native forests, Hopewell is truly a little slice of paradise and a welcoming place of respite for travelers from across the globe.

Although our location is remote, getting here is quite easy. From driving to kayaking to water taxi, there are a variety of transportation options available to suit every type of traveler. Head over to our How to Get to Hopewell page to decide which option best suits your travel plans and then consult our Visitor Information Sheet for detailed information on arranging your transport. Alternatively, you can always contact us directly and we’ll be happy to help you organise your transport to and from the lodge.

Hostelcritic.com Review

Hopewell is a jewel in the backpackers’ crown and you would be hard pushed to find a more perfect place to rest your travel weary body anywhere in the world.

Hopewell is a jewel in the backpackers’ crown and you would be hard pushed to find a more perfect place to rest your travel weary body anywhere in the world. Its waterfront location affords spectacular views of the Kenepuru Sound and the community feel makes everything friendly. The communal area is spacious and comfortable plus the modern, fully-equipped kitchen has everything you could need. Hopewell has a waterfront spa, two private pebble beaches, hammocks that overlook the Sounds and a boat/kayak launch. Hopewell is a great place to unwind but if you still have energy to burn then the numerous hikes and biking trails will not disappoint. A stay at Hopewell will be one of that will stay in your memory for many years to come and surely has to rate as one of the finest backpackers hostels on the planet.