Hopewell Lodge

Top choice lodge in Queen Charlotte Track

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9.9 out of 10

Beloved of travellers, remote Hopewell sits waterside surrounded by native bush. Savour the long, winding drive to get there, or take a water taxi from Te Mahia ($25). Stay a couple of days, so you can chill out or enjoy the roll-call of activities: mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, eating gourmet pizza, soaking in the outdoor hot tub and more.

Quick description via booking.com

Surrounded by native forest and turquoise water, Hopewell Lodge boasts a private beach area. Guests can soak in the outdoor hot tub, or relax in a hammock nestled between the trees. The property offers free WiFi. Hopewell Lodge is located in the heart of Kenepuru Sound. The start of several hiking trails are located on the property. There is a local restaurant 1km from the property. You can access the lodge by road, water or air. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Picton or Havelock. You can take a water taxi from Havelock, Picton or Te Mahia Bay. The guest lounge offers a fireplace, a stereo and a range of books, magazines and games. Guests have access to laundry facilities and a fully equipped shared kitchen. Most rooms feature a balcony with sea views. High quality linen and towels are provided. Guests can explore the picturesque surrounds and enjoy kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and sailing, for an additional charge. Free tea and coffee making facilities are provided, and guests can enjoy gourmet pizza prepared on-site.

Important information

Please inform Hopewell Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
The property can arrange water taxi transport from Picton or Havelock. Please inform Hopewell Lodge in advance if you wish to use this service. For more information please contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note this property is self-catering and the closest supermarket is 2.5 hours drive away. Guests must bring their own food with them, or arrange for catering by Hopewell Lodge in advance (subject to availability).

Features of Hopewell Lodge


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Cycling
  • Wifi
  • Private beach area
  • Sun terrace
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Beachfront
  • Grocery deliveries
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Public transport tickets


  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Atm/cash machine on site


  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking