Anakiwa Lodge
Anakiwa Lodge
Queen Charlotte Sound
Marlborough Sounds
New Zealand


True old fashioned kiwi hospitality

at its best!



Kayaks* and

unlimited WIFI



The lodge is now closed for a winter break and will reopen Sept 2nd 2022.

Email booking enquires are welcome for the summer and will be processed each day during this break.


Anakiwa Lodge We are Marlborough's first and only five star boutique budget accommodation lodge, only 30 min's scenic drive from Picton ferry.

Opened in 2007, we guarantee our modern family run lodge will be a relaxing experience, one of the best as you travel through New Zealand.

Our secluded peaceful environment is only 70m from the waterfront. We are pleasantly isolated from the camper traffic and student noise at Outward Bound and the wharf.

Yet the popular Queen Charlotte Track is just 2 min's walk away - what's stopping you?

Want to walk or bike the Queen Charlotte track? Our track information page will get you underway.

For transport to or from Anakiwa? See our location page

Locally we have access to some excellent bush walks, mountain biking, boat cruises, swimming, watersking and kayaking with a wide range of marine life and native birds. End the day with a glass of wine from some of our premium Marlborough vineyards.


As your kiwi hosts, we have stayed in a variety of budget accommodation around the world. Some were great, some ....well not so much.

We show our guests that when you want economical accommodation in Picton and the "Top of the South", there is no need to rough it in scruffy tired accommodation - we have upped the standard!

Independent travelers, small group bookings, families, all are welcome



Our rooms:

We have a large family ensuite room or a range of quality double private rooms, some with ensuites and large outdoor decks to relax in the sun.

Our rooms are modern, spacious and all beds are quality innerspring, fully made up with linen & duvets, plus towels supplied. Sparkly clean bathrooms complete with soap, shampoo, hair driers and heated towel rails.

We look forward to sharing our beautiful sounds environment with you, for a wonderful holiday.

Our ratings and reviews:

Our guests have a great stay... Check out our reviews on

Trip advisor or our Facebook page


    Our facilities quick list:


    • Free use of our modern Mission Glide 390 kayaks *

      Complimentary Coffee or Tea all day, expresso avilable onsite

    • Extensive DVD library and Satellite TV

    Laundry, clothes wash & drying facilities

    • Quality innerspring beds, duvets, towels and individual reading lights

    • Fully equipped kitchen and barbeque courtyard

    • Luxury private hot spa pool available
    • A separate movie lounge with books, games and large LCD home theatre system

    Boat transfers and cruises upon request

    Shuttle transfers to Picton, Havelock or Blenheim airport

    * The free kayaks (2) for adult use are subject to availability

    at the time of your booking.

    See more of what we offer in our facilities gallery

A sample from the guest book:

Loved the movie nights, hot spa, comfortable beds, calm atmosphere and wonderful hosts. Such an incredible stay - enjoyed every second - Thank You! ........Maria and Jessica, Norway and Sweden

Best accommodation in NZ so far, perfect friendly service. We'll be back........ Jung Family, Denmark

Thank you for a welcome rest after the Queen Charlotte walk. Lovely, clean & friendly...... Sarah & David, Fulham London

Beautiful place, accommodation, nature etc. Best we have had after 3 weeks of travel in NZ...... .Judith & Cees, The Netherlands

Arrived for a week - stayed for a month! A very relaxing stay. Your long term guests......... Angelika & Gerd , Germany

Group Bookings - Exclusive Use

If you are looking at an extended family group booking, consider our exclusive use option below for the lodge accommodation wing. This is a popular option for a group having a few days or week or two in the sounds, offering fully serviced accommodation without the linen and cleanup of a typical holiday home.

We regularly rent out the entire accommodation wing at the lodge for smaller family groups, special occasions, tour groups and corporate team building at around $ 700 per night.. We are always happy to provide a quick quote on any requirement.


Anakiwa Lodge is privately owned, family run accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere - we look forward to your stay with us.

Your hosts Debby & Darrell, Niall & "Rocky" will welcome you at reception


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