Marlborough Sounds

Queen Charlotte Sound

Arapawa Homestay 

If you're considering a holiday in New Zealand's magnificent Marlborough Sounds, look no further than Arapawa Homestead. Located on Arapawa Island in the outer Queen Charlotte Sound.         

Bay of Many Coves Resort 

An exceptional destination for exceptional travellers. Relax in a spacious hillside apartment with uninterrupted views from your private balcony to the blue waters and native bush clad hills. Dine at the restaurant, swim in our fresh water all-seasons pool or read the papers over coffee at the café. We offer an exclusive retreat in Marlborough, the heart of New Zealand's finest wine growing country, a playground for sailing, fishing and kayaking in an unspoilt natural environment.           

Endeavour Resort 

Endeavour Resort is surrounded by native bush and sea, so there's no shortage of activities for people of all ages. Walking, Tramping, Fishing, swimming, visiting one of the nearby bars and restaurants, or just relaxing in the sun - there are plenty of things to do.     

Furneaux Lodge 

With a large range of accommodation options from backpacker right through to luxury units. From restaurants to bars, weddings and receptions, conference hosting and catering, a kiosk, marine centre, hire shop and an internet cafe with real coffee - we can cater to all your needs.        

Lochmara Lodge 

"Once Discovered Never Forgotten". Situated in paradise, choose from a range of accommodation set right on the water's edge. Hammocks, Kayaks, Windsurfer, Spa, Glow Worms, Volleyball, Petanque, the list goes on...

Mahana Lodge 

Our sunny waterfront lodge is set in a secluded spot in Camp Bay, Endeavour Inlet.  The five bedrooms open onto decks with views of sea or forest. The central lounge with its breath taking views offers walkers and travellers a great place to relax and unwind. Delicious home-cooked meals are available.       

No Road Inn 

Garry and Barbara invite you to join them at their new boutique lodge the No Road Inn.  Five hours walk from Ship Cove, the No Road Inn is the first night’s accommodation on the award winning Queen Charlotte Track.  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE MAGAZINE has chosen the NO ROAD INN as MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS ACCOMMODATION on the new boutique "LODGE TO LODGE" walk of the Queen Charlotte Track, recommending this new walk as the best in New Zealand and one of the "BEST NEW WALKS IN THE WORLD" for 2008      

Punga Cove 

Accommodation options of individual chalets surrounded by bush with private sundecks and sea views. Studio, self-contained and luxury style accommodation. Our licenced restaurant serves the finest local produce and local wines.         

Shed 1700

Shed 1700 offers a relaxing retreat in the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Overlooking the ocean and a short stroll to the beach and jetty (pier), you'll find Shed 1700 a perfect setting for ultimate relaxation, or a modern and functional base for the many local activities. Experience the magic of this magnificent Marlborough Sounds hideaway. The perfect retreat for honeymooners, families and couples.

The Sounds Retreat 

Native forest walks outside your door, endless stars at night, the decadent cuisine and that captivating view, perhaps even watching a pod of dolphins from your deck… The luxury of it all is quite magical at The Sounds Retreat.  The location at Queen Charlotte Sound in New Zealand was purposely and thoughtfully chosen so guests could enjoy the best landscapes New Zealand has to offer in one place. Next a luxury accommodation was designed to accentuate the stunning views, and offer the very best in detail and comforts.  Offering the privilege to one exclusive party at a time, please join us to experience The Sounds Retreat where the best of nature and service is waiting.   

Tanglewood B&B

Nestled amongst the native ferns of a lush forested coastline, our modern architectural home commands majestic views across the Queen Charlotte Sound. With Picton only a short distance away, getting here is a breeze, allowing you to spend maximum time enjoying yourself.

Tirimoana House 

A luxury bed and breakfast boutique lodge in Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, New Zealand. This luxury beachfront lodge accommodation, thirty minute’s drive from Picton city centre, offers gourmet New Zealand food, organic breakfast and water views from all four Tirimoana luxury lodge suites.       

Whatamonga Home Stay

Whatamonga Home Stay is a unique bed and breakfast experience located in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.Whatamonga was purpose-built to provide two separate guest apartments and two guestrooms with private entrance on the ground floor of the main house. All offer private sunny decks overlooking the picturesque waters of the Sounds.


Kenepuru, Mahau and Pelorus Sounds

Homewood Bay Lodge

Offering luxury accommodation in a unique setting featuring solitude and anonymity in the Marlborough Sounds amidst a private nature reserve. Enjoy breath taking views and exclusive use of the 1100 acre reserve with its 4 miles of waterfront. Solitude and relaxation are at your disposal. Discretion is assured.   The Lodge offers three luxury guest suites, with superb vistas of the Sound. All meals are included, paired with featured wines of the famous Marlborough wine region.   


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, New Zealand.    Hopewell offers a choice of accommodation from backpacker's rooms to luxurious double ensuites and a self-contained cottage. Almost all rooms enjoy expansive sea views. 

Portage Marlborough Sounds 

This icon of the Marlborough Sounds has recently been full renovated and refurbished and now offers 35 resort style rooms. For meals the Portage Resort caters for all levels with the casual "Snapper" Cafe on the waterfront and the very stylish "Te Weka" fine dining restaurant.

Raetihi Lodge  

Raetihi lodge offers luxury lodge accommodation on the water's edge in the Marlborough Sounds; one of New Zealand's iconic playgrounds and the perfect place for a retreat or romantic getaway.             

Te Mahia 

This motel styled complex offers great accommodation for families and small groups. With a range of self-contained units and a fantastic beach right on their doorstep, Te Mahia really is a great getaway.  

Te Rawa

Nestled in lush native bush on the crystal clear waters of Pelorus Sound, Te Rawa offers magnificent views, total relaxation and all the comforts of home in a truly unique aquatic environment. Wake up to the sounds of the waves and native birds, relax in the sun and watch the emerald green waters and beautiful bays or spend some time kayaking, fishing or hunting.


d'Urville Island

d'Urville Island Getaway 

Durville Island Getaway is your ideal choice for affordable, authentic self-contained holiday accommodation in the picturesque Marlborough Sounds. Relax, rest, refresh yourself, away from the hectic pace of life in our peaceful and tranquil place on d'Urville Island.      

d'Urville Island Wilderness Resort 

Set in a sensational location, the d'Urville Island Wilderness resort offers one of the finest waterfront dining experiences in New Zealand. Enjoy the magnificent views of Catherine Cove and surrounding native bush and wildlife whether dining inside, or outside on the deck.


Holiday parks

Smiths Farm Holiday Park 

We have quality accommodation of all types ranging from basic cabins to self-contained units and motels. We would welcome your visit if you are passing through and if you check out our web, you will note that we were awarded the runner-up award in the HAPNZ/AA Spirit of Hospitality awards last year.       

Picton Top 10 Holiday Park

Staying at Picton TOP 10 you are ideally situated to take advantage of the wide range of activities on offer in our lovely province. Whether you are looking for the thrill and excitement of sky diving, the tranquillity of bush walking or the taste bud temptations of our local wine and food, Picton and Marlborough has it all - for all ages. Here are just a few suggestions:


Self-contained houses

Sounds Great Holiday Homes 

Staying at a Sounds Great holiday home is the ideal choice for families, groups and couples wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful scenery, safe boating and the natural surroundings of the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.