The Sounds Retreat

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    • Luxurious private lodge in Marlborough Sounds, perfect for couples
    • Expansive outdoor deck with private cabana, seating area & hot tub
    • Views of Queen Charlotte Sound that are spectacular year-round
    • Complimentary breakfast, fully-stocked bar fridge, snacks & chocolates
    • Access to mountain bikes, BMW Mini Cooper S & gym facilities
    • 24/7 staff on hand to cater to your every need


Let the spectacular views and superb amenities of this private lodge rekindle romance and induce ultimate relaxation. The Sounds Retreat offers unparalleled accommodation and experiences in New Zealand’s breathtaking Marlborough region. Located just 5 minutes from Queen Charlotte Track and only 40 minutes from top-notch wineries, this award-winning retreat is the perfect intimate escape for couples.

With an enviable location, the retreat makes a great base from which to explore the Marlborough Sounds. You can fill your days biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, or take a scenic helicopter ride to really appreciate the beauty of the area. Alternatively, get the heart pumping with a host of adrenaline sports or perhaps a spot of golf at the nearby Marlborough Golf Club.

Complimentary bikes are provided so that you can explore the local area, or you can go a little farther via the BMW Mini Cooper S which is available for you to use at any time (all-inclusive package only). If you’d prefer to simply relax, you can arrange a massage in your private cabana instead.

At The Sounds Retreat, every feature has been designed to provide superlative comfort and ease. As a private lodge available for only one couple at a time, every amenity and facility is yours to enjoy in blissful exclusivity. Your luxury suite has private access or can be entered through the main property, which features a fully-equipped gymnasium and staff that are available 24/7 to cater to your every need.

The suite features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to a spacious outdoor deck with a private hot tub overlooking Queen Charlotte Sound. Inside, there is a pillow-topped king size bed, a Nespresso machine, broadband internet access, plasma TV with Netflix and Apple TV, and an ensuite bathroom with a free-standing tub and rain shower. An additional sofa bed and trundle bed are available for additional guests.

A delicious full or continental breakfast is provided for all guests daily. All inclusive packages also include complimentary transfers from either Blenheim or Picton, and dinner and drinks served each evening in your private cabana.

Note: The BMW Mini Cooper S is provided to guests on the ‘All Inclusive’ package only. Guests are responsible for any fuel costs.

Instant Booking Confirmation

Your full or partial payment will be processed by the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

The Sounds Retreat may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 10:00
Min. Nights: 1
Max. Guests: 5
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Parties & events are not permitted
Beds: 1 King, 1 Double (Sofa Bed), 1 Single (Trundle)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: 50% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners, Bank Transfer
Balance Due: 30 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Exclusive Use Property


Air Conditioning Kitchen Gym
Coffee Machine Laundry Facilities iPod Dock
Ironing Facilities Spa Bath Bath
Internet Fridge Bikes
Apple TV Hot Tub Netflix
Tea & Coffee Facilities Sky TV


Breakfast Concierge Service

Optional Extras


Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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