Welcome to Hopewell, an award winning self-catering lodge set on a superb, natural coastline on the water’s edge of the Kenepuru Sound, within the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, on the northern tip of South Island, New Zealand.
Surrounded by native forest and turquoise waters, Hopewell represents the perfect retreat. Our Marlborough Sounds accommodation offers a variety of fun activities for everyone as well as secluded spots for relaxation. Explore the Kenepuru Sound by kayak, fishing boat, paddle board or sail boat. Laze on our secluded beach, hang in a hammock, have a massage, meditate through yoga, walk or bike the trails, collect your own fresh shellfish straight from the bay, or visit our resident glow worms.
It’s a little piece of heaven…and we can’t wait to share it with you!
~ Mike and Lynley (and Tui the dog)
Backpackers, photographers and naturalists, right on our doorstep are several great rain forest walks that take in scenic reserves with fine specimens of native trees and birds. Take the Hopewell Loop Track to the 300m contour for outstanding views of the sounds or enjoy a days walk on the Queen Charlotte Track.
Paddle around or grab a picnic lunch and explore some of the safe and secluded bays of these sheltered waters. We have several quality single kayaks and two-seater kayaks available for a small fee. If you’re sea kayaking the Sounds, Hopewell is a great stopover for the night – come join us, the food is exceptional and the hospitality very friendly!
Rain or shine, there’s variety of things to do, whilst making new friends. Experience a unique golf course with unbelievable views. Try fishing for the famous red snapper. Have fun collecting delicious oysters and sample the freshly steamed mussels, a veritable feast prepared by your hosts. 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 native bush. Yes, there are board games…but never bored games!
$175 for two/Night
1 or 2
1 or 2
Portacot Hire $15 one off cost. Foldaway bed suitable for child $35 per night
Portacot Hire $10 per night
No extra occupants
Adults $50, children under 15 $35, children under 2 - free.