Anakiwa Lodge
Anakiwa Lodge



The seals are very playful in the bay at present - take a kayak out and join them !


Snooze and Cruise for free!

Book any private room here for 3 consecutive nights in May or June 2021 and receive a complementary boat cruise on the sounds.

Need a break from your travels? Treat your partner to some time away and take our scenic boat cruise up the sounds and then have a day walk back to the lodge.

The wildlife is plentiful in the bay in autumn so you can always take our kayaks out for a paddle to visit them. Warm up with a soak in our hot spa after your trip. An optional wine tour with tasting's at some of Marlborough's premium vineyards is also a great way to complete your stay.

Terms and conditions: The offer applies only to our private rooms and you must book directly with Anakiwa Lodge to receive this package, quoting "Snooze and cruise promo". The 3 day stay must be consecutive nights and does not apply to multishare bed bookings. Effective for new 3 night bookings for the months of May/June 2021 and applies to guest rooms purchased at the standard rate. Any further discounts are not applicable and cannot be combined or used in conjunction with this offer.

Phone 03 574 - 2115 now or email us to check availability.

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Camper Vans & Tents

We often get approached by vans looking to use our facilities at a reduced rate. We are "camper friendly" but will have limited facilities and options here at busy times. There are no options locally for putting up your tent at the lodge or within the Anakiwa bay.

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Foreign Students wwoofers & interns

We frequently host volunteers, international tourism interns or other students who are simply looking to improve their english and expand their travel experiences staying with a kiwi family. We welcome your application via email and will endeavour to fit you in to our family timetable here wherever possible.


Local Activities




A typical view of the sounds from the Queen Charlotte Drive, as you take the 25 min drive from Picton.



* Just relax, enjoy the tranquil harbour view, the native bush and wonderful bird life

* The Queen Charlotte Track is only 5 minutes walk away, take a stroll in some amazing scenery

Check out our track information page for full details

*Walk the track through native bush and inlets to Mistletoe Bay - 3.5 hrs, with boat transfer to Anakiwa


* Explore the safe beachfront, local wharfs and Outward Bound's track circuit

* Take the free kayaks for a paddle or hire some mountain bikes

* Curl up with a book or select one of 400+ DVD movies

* Cullensville, an old gold mining settlement is only 5 minutes drive, a trip into local history


* Havelock, the center of the mussel industry offers local sightseeing, museum and cafes/restaurants

* Take a drive up the Kenepuru Sound to visit some remote bays in the sounds

* Blenheim offers some 70+ vineyards for an interesting day wine tour

* Picton offers an aquarium, movie theatre and day trips, fishing, dolphin watching or simply cruising the sounds

Anakiwa Lodge is very centrally located, an ideal base to visit these attractions.


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