Main entrance - Raetihi Lodge

Main entrance

Nestled in the stunning Marlborough Sounds and extensively rebuilt, Raetihi Lodge is rated 4 star plus Hosted Qualmark with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the Sounds. The lodge features 14 rooms and can accommodate up to 30 guests. With 8 Seaview rooms, all having their own deck, they are perfect for relaxing in the peaceful Sounds atmosphere.

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  • Bar on Premises
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lodge
  • Restaurant - On Premises
  • Unique & Boutique

Reception Hours:

7:00am to 10:00pm.

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Distance To Nearest Airport:

Nopera Airport is 10mins drive from Raetihi Lodge.

Restaurant Info:

On-site restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Bar Info:

Bar opens for coffee and beverages throughout the day.

Credit Cards Accepted:

All major credit cards.
Note that a credit card may be requested upon check-in as a form of security deposit.

Day Spa Facilities:

Onsite masseuse, bookings essential.

Disabled Facilities:

1 room available on request.

Driving Info:

Not recommended. Driving from Picton or Blenheim generally takes over 3 hours.

Transfer Info:

By Boat:
Our skipper and Guest Transfer boat, Miss Raetihi Lodge, can collect you from Te Mahia Jetty in the Kenepuru Sound, OR Waterfall Bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound. We recommend Cougar Line ex Picton to transfer guests to Waterfall Bay.
Private boats are welcome to use the floating jetty and tie up on one or our moorings (Mooring fee if staying overnight).
Kenepuru Water Taxi - phone Pete Bigley on (03) 573 4311 email:
From Havelock, join Marlborough Tour Company's daily Greenshell Mussel Cruise, or the Pelorus Mailboat's Saturday Lunch drop off/pick up to Raetihi Lodge.

By Air:
Fixed-wing plane from Wellington, Picton or Nelson into Nopera Airstrip (45kms away) where we'll meet you with the Raetihi Lodge courtesy car:
Helicopter from anywhere, landing on our Helipad:

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