Furneaux Lodge, Marlborough Sounds

Queen Charlotte Sound
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Brilliant, peaceful and quiet, great walk, very picturesque.

Anonymous
2005-03-27

Furneaux Lodge, in Marlborough Sound, is only accessible by foot along the Queen Charlotte Track, or by boat (water taxi). The lodge itself is quite nice, with a good restaurant and full bar (a rarity in the sounds). However, backpackers are clearly second class citizens here, and are relegated to The Croft, a old stone building away from the main lodge. Upon entering, one is struck by the dampness and mustiness of the building, which is festooned with old couches, old beds, and a few bunks.

With no heat of its own (the advertised fireplace was boarded up), the staff, after some cajoling, brought in a diesel heater, which looks like a rocket engine strapped to a large gas tank. Needless to say it heated the building, but also filled it with the smell of diesel fuel. To top it off, the charge per night was $25, with showers extra.

Except for the shortcomings of The Croft (which are not inconsequential), the lodge is in a lovely bay and surrounded by lovely bush. There are not many lodgings along this part of the track, so hikers may end up here. Might be better to look into other spots though, before staying at The Croft. Or at least have a few drinks at the bar before venturing in for the night.

Christopher Papouchis
2004-12-23
US

Description

Absolute serenity and the absence of distractions are features of Furneaux Lodge. Nestled at the head of Endeavour Inlet in Queen Charlotte Sound the lodge is surrounded by 800 hectares of virgin native forest and overlooks the bay. The pace is easy, and the atmosphere comfortable and relaxed. Explore the inlet, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking and walking, or spend the day fishing, diving or dolphin watching. The lodge offers a range of accommodation from backpackers hostle to self contained family units and contemporary studio suites with delicious Marlborough food and wine to be enjoyed in the award winning restaurant. The lodge is the first night stay on the Queen Charlotte Track.

Location and Contact

Location

• A 90 minute boat cruise will take you into Endeavour Inlet. Furneaux Lodge is situated on three acres of tranquil lawns and gardens and exudes beauty and history.
• Over 100 years old, the original homestead consists of an a la carte restaurant, bar, coffee bistro and private drawing room/library.
• The owner, Geoffrey Faulkner, invites you to relax and unwind on the lawn, in the bar, on the veranda or in the restaurant. You can rent a kayak or dinghy, swim in the crystal clear water or just sit back and enjoy the scenery.
• The lodge is surrounded by some of the only native forest in the inlet. Enjoy this wilderness on the walk to the Waterfall up Mt. Furneaux or the Intepedity Mine track.
• Darkness invites you to enjoy a dazzling glow worm display just a few minutes walk from the lodge. Try a meal in our a la carte restaurant or our tempting bar menus.

Map

Map

Address: No street address. Mailing Address: Rural Bag 381, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

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Website

Website Furneaux Lodge Marlborough Sounds www.furneaux.co.nz
Phone Number: +64 3 579 8259
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Facilities and Amenities

Luggage Storage

BBQ Grill

Bar

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Pool Table

Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Open Dates: All Year

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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