Anakiwa Lodge
Anakiwa Lodge



Snooze and Cruise for free!

Book any private room here for 3 consecutive nights in November 2015 and receive a complementary boat cruise on the sounds.

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

The seals are plentiful in the bay at present 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 "Snoose 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 month of November 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.

Cruise and Walk the Track

We have several private boat cruise and walk options here in Anakiwa from 3-4 hrs to a full day out on the sounds. Excellent day trips for those on a tight timetable or a relaxed weekend getaway into the sounds for someone special, friends and visitors.

Phone 03 574 -2115 now or email us to check some options to suit your timetable and budget.

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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. You are welcome to enquire but note overnight parking at the beachfront here is prohibited. There are no options locally for putting up your tent within the Anakiwa bay area.

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Marlborough Sounds Cruise Package

On vacation do you ..... Relax, take in the view and do nothing?

or get out and create some special memories of our sounds environment !

Package Includes 2 nights deluxe - en suite accommodation at the lodge, together with a full day scenic boat cruise out on the Marlborough Sounds. Sit back and enjoy a private cruise past the luxury holiday homes in tranquil bays within the Queen Charlotte sound.

We depart Anakiwa at 10am, cruise up to waterfall bay in Onahau and then up to Double Bay reserve for some fish feeding. Keep a look out for the seals, dolphins and penguins that frequent the sheltered waters in these bays. Drop anchor and go ashore to Lochmara Lodge for lunch at the cafe and then take a cruise up into the Tory channel to catch some fish for dinner! We return back to the lodge at Anakiwa around 5pm.

Package for two, including 2 nights deluxe en suite accommodation, full use of the lodge facilities and a full day sounds cruise ...... NZ $ 650

You can also bring your family or friends!

Additional adults with 2 nights double - en suite accommodation and the cruise, add NZ $ 450 per couple.

Children are also welcome - please inquire

* Package includes tea/coffee on board, fishing rods and bait supplied, but the lunch onshore is not included. The launch has bathroom facilities onboard. Tell us what you would prefer for your private cruise and we can add in more fishing or sightseeing options to suit. We guarantee a special day out on the sounds.

Trip adviser review Feb 2013 -

Summer Stunner - Had a fantastic 4 days at the Lodge. Family of 5 with 3 teenage daughters - Highlight was the great time Darrell gave us fishing off his boat, Nothing too much of a problem

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


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 300+ 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

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


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