The most exclusive Luxury Lodge in Marlborough

Latest Update:  The Sounds Retreat has been unaffected by the recent events 300km South of here.  Picton, Havelock and Blenheim are all operating normally and vehicular routes linking Picton to Nelson, the West Coast and Christchurch (via Murchison) are open and operating as normal.  Ferry services have been resumed and are also operating normally.  Please don't hesitate to contact Anne or Tony for more information.

In the stunning Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island, The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge is a spectacular paradise showcasing nature and luxury living at its finest. With a focus on unparalleled service and exquisite creature comforts, this award-winning private lodge is an ideal way to vacation in a most marvelous destination.

Located just 5 minutes from the famous 70km long Queen Charlotte Track. Spend plenty of time outdoors discovering the incredible Marlborough Sounds terrain, hiking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, kayaking around placid waters, private fishing trip or venturing on a local wine tasting excursion. The Sounds Retreat is only 40 mins drive from the vineyards in Renwick and Blenheim or 25 mins from Picton ferry terminal. Whether you are looking to relax and opt for an art gallery crawl and trip to the spa, or you are seeking adrenaline-filled adventure and choose quad biking, zip lining, horseback riding, or eco tours - this destination has something for every interest and pursuit.

Designed by renowned architects, and built specifically to maximize and accentuate the surrounding scenery, The Sounds Retreat blends seamlessly into its surroundings, and allows ample opportunities for exploring the Marlborough region.

With just a single bedroom suite, your time here is a private escape, and every amenity and facility is yours to enjoy in blissful exclusivity. The open-plan suite has private access or can be entered through the main property, and features picture windows and glass doors leading to spacious decks with private hot tub. All the thoughtful touches you could imagine are present and accounted for, including turndown service, heated bathroom flooring, heated cabana with stocked bar fridge, espresso maker, plasma television, iPod dock with iPod, and complimentary wireless internet access.

Throughout your All Inclusive stay, you have the privilege of using the lodge's BMW Mini Cooper convertible to jaunt around and travel in, and should you prefer a more hands-on approach there are available mountain bikes at any time. The Sounds Retreat is equipped with a full gymnasium for fitness enthusiasts, housing cardio machines, free weights, and strength training facilities. Continental and full breakfasts are included every day, as are dinner and cocktails each evening. With cuisine highlighting local ingredients and regional wines, your palate will be pleasantly entertained by the freshest and most perfectly crafted flavours. Or maybe just use the lodge for bed and breakfast and use your own vehicle to tour the area and experience the many fine vineyard restaurants in neighbouring Blenheim.

This is New Zealand at its finest. Exclusively for one couple.

The Sounds Retreat, 215 Anakiwa Road, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
Tel: +6435742965 Email: thesoundsretreat@gmail.com