Anakiwa Lodge
Anakiwa Lodge



*** Take a weekend break in the Sounds ***

Considering a short holiday in the sounds, for kayaking or hiking the Queen Charlotte track?

Use our lodge shuttle service from Picton and avoid expensive vehicle ferry costs on your trip. Adults from $30pp each way, children under 18, half price.

Premium facilities here without the premium price!

1) Use of free modern kayaks

2) A large 6 person hot spring spa

3) A guest laundry for cleaning up after a day at the beach

4) A well equipped guest kitchen with gas cooking

5)A large screen movie lounge with 500+ movies

Couples, families and small groups all welcome. Get your friends together for a weekend away.

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


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


Try fishing from the wharf with the kids. 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.

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 endeavor 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 beach-front, 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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