Hopewell Lodge

A Unique Marlborough Sounds Lodge

Kenepuru Sound

This is a perfect hideaway in remote Kenepuru Sound, Hopewell Lodge.

This lovely Marlborough Sounds lodge is remote, but you won’t be roughing it when you stay in this stunning and well presented and comfortable accommodation.


Hopewell Lodge


The hosts, Lynley & Mike have given much care and detail to ensure your stay is a comfortable, relaxing and fantastic experience to remember. There is nothing that they haven’t thought of and you won’t want for anything.

Hopewell is more than a lodge, it’s a home away from home with wonderful hosts whose top priority is looking after you and making your stay a fantastic one to remember!

The accommodation

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.

Kayak around the pristine coastline, paddle through the mussel farms or kayak across the Sound to see the Amokura Shipwreck. Hopewell is a great stopover for the night.

Sunset on Kenepuru

Anchor just off our beach and try your luck at fishing for snapper, kahawhai or kingfish at one of the best spots in the Sound. We have several dinghies (rowing boats) and lots of fishing gear for hire, so you can enjoy dangling a line.


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There are more than a few good reasons why New Zealand’s South Island consistently gets a high ranking in world tourism. While many come to explore our outstanding wilderness walks and landscapes, we take you places that go under the radar – through some of the world’s most extraordinary beauty.

The best of local – it’s our aim to showcase the regional ‘best’ in terms of accommodation, food, wine and local people. We’re a kiwi business, run by kiwis, so know the best environments and have the ability to offer some great alternatives if weather unsuitable for rowing.

We also like to let our rowers do the talking. Read more about what they have to say here.

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