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.

William S. via Facebook

I’ve stayed in many, many, many hostels around the world. This one, without a doubt, is my favourite by a mile.

Hopewell is everything you could want in a hostel. Peaceful, friendly, beautifully equipped yet unassuming, welcoming, tranquil, seemingly remote but actually wonderfully accessible. The owners Mike and Lynley do a superb job of making guests feel at home from the very start of their stay. I’ve stayed in many, many, many hostels around the world. This one, without a doubt, is my favourite by a mile. A special place indeed: if you can spare the time, come here. You won’t regret it.