$40- $170 per night
Welcome to Hopewell, an award winning lodge set in a superb, inspiring natural location on the waters edge of the magnificent Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
Hopewell offers a choice of quality accommodation from backpacker’s rooms to luxurious double ensuites and a self contained cottage. Almost all rooms enjoy expansive sea views.
Surrounded by native forest and turquoise waters, Hopewell is the perfect retreat for relaxing and at the same time provides a wide range of activities. Laze on our sunny, secluded and sheltered beach. Enjoy a day’s walk on the Queen Charlotte Track with water taxi transfers. Explore the Kenepuru Sound in our kayaks. Hike in the surrounding pristine native forest. Experience a unique golf course with unbelievable views. Try fishing for the famous Red Snapper. Collect delicious oysters and sample the freshly steamed mussels. Mountain bike into the Pelorus Sound. Soak in the hot outdoor spa under the southern night sky. Visit the resident glow-worms. Relax in the hammocks in the midst of native bush. Dine on delicious gourmet pizzas and join the mussel night. Wake up to the enticing smell of fresh espresso coffee.
Hopewell is situated in a sunny, secluded and sheltered position, right on the beach, with great views of the Sound. There are five cottages that provide 3 double with bathrooms, four double rooms, one twin room with bathroom, two twin rooms, one four bed bunk room and one cottage is fully self-contained.
All beds include linen and duvets. The new and well equipped kitchen and lounge makes for easy dining and relaxation. It has a wood fire, stereo, lots of books, magazines and games. The newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage has a stunning outlook over the Kenepuru Sound and is only 20 metres from the sea. Feel free to enjoy the sun and views of our extensive gardens with BBQ and outdoor seating to make the most of those warm, sunny, cruisy days.
While Hopewell is primarily a self-catering lodge Mike and Lynley offer their guests great espresso coffee, gourmet pizzas and other homemade delights, as well as regular mussel cook-ups. There is also a small in-house shop just in case you`ve forgotten anything. And just a short walk around to the next bay you will find a fully licensed restaurant.
Facilities at Hopewell include:
- 3 Doubles with bathrooms
- 1 Twin with bathroom
- 3 Doubles
- 2 Twins
- 1 Single
- 1 Triple Room
- 1 Four Share
- 1 Family Room
- Self contained cottage
- Hot Spa Pool
- Mountain Bikes, Kayaks, Dinghies, Fishing equipment, Golf clubs
- Water Skis, Hammocks, Music, Guitars
- Books, magazines, games, petanque
- Fax Telephone Email and high speed wireless Internet
- Complimentary tea & coffee
Mike and Lynley invite you to share their beautiful place.
Recommended by The Rough Guide to New Zealand
A gorgeous backpacker hostel in a dreamy setting where even a couple of nights isn’t enough to fully appreciate the relaxing setting, wonderfully welcoming hosts, waterside hot tub, kayaks, fishing and opportunities to visit the local mussel farm or go waterskiing.
Access is either a 2-3 hr drive along the Kenepuru Road or by water taxi from Picton, Havelock or Te Mahia.
Recommended by Lonely Planet
One of the counrtry’s best-loved backpackers according to Budget Backpacker Hostels, and it’s not hard to understand the appeal. Hopewell is on a remote part of Kenepuru Sound, surrounded by native bush opening onto the sea. Access by road is possible but the long winding drive makes water taxi from Te Mahia the best option. Once here, chill out with the roll call of facilities, books and games, outdoor spa, mountain bikes, kayaks, fishing equipment, gourmet pizzas and more.
Recommended by Footprint NZ
Excellent establishment in a remote location on Kenepuru Sound, providing the perfect blend of isolation, relaxation, value and comfort. Although accessible by road from Havelock or Picton it is a tortuous drive. A water taxi is therefore recommended and should be made part of the overall experience, or you can fly direct from Wellington (soundsair) to the local airfield from where you can be picked up. A range of budget options from self-contained cottage to well-appointed doubles and 4 shares. Attractive grounds right down to the waters edge. Outdoor spa overlooking the sound, internet, kayaks and plenty of water-based activities on offer with fishing trips being a speciality. Friendly, caring hosts. Warning: one night is not enough. The secret is out so book well ahead. Recommended.