Nestled in lush native bush on the crystal clear waters of Pelorus Sound, Te Rawa offers magnificent views, total relaxation and all the comforts of home in a truly unique aquatic environment. Wake up to the sounds of the waves and native birds, relax in the sun and watch the emerald green waters and beautiful bays or spend some time kayaking, fishing or hunting.
Accessible by water transport or float plane, The Lodge at Te Rawa features a choice of accommodation.
– Twin or Queen bed apartments
– Four poster bed apartment
– 6 person Bunk room with kitchen and shower facilities
All our apartments are fully self-contained and are fully equipped with a bathroom and shower, as well as kitchen and dining facilities with laundry service available on site.
We have offers to suit every budget, starting with budget accommodation up to luxury suites. Family holidays can be very expensive. We offer comfortable accommodation at a price that a family can afford.
We are fully licenced and guests can enjoy our intimate bar at any time during our licenced hours. You can either self cater or dine in our sea-view restaurant, where we offer fresh homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a selection of fine wines from the Marlborough region and beyond.
Our coffee shop serves fresh espresso and gourmet ice cream and has an amazing view while you wait for our barista to prepare your coffee the way you like it.
Spend your time exploring the Marlborough Sounds on land or sea. Use one of our kayaks or dinghies and explore the Sounds on your own or spend your day on one of our bush walks watching out for wild goats, weka and much more. If you want to catch your own dinner you can hire some fishing gear to try your luck in one of the best fishing areas of New Zealand. The Lodge at Te Rawa is close to all the good fishing spots in the area where you can catch blue cod in season, snapper, kahawai, terakihi, gurnard and even the odd kingfish during the summer months, with charter boats available for more serious fishing. If guests prefer to stay on land, they can stroll around the shoreline at low tide, or walk the hills to neighbouring bays through forests of native bush. We can also arrange for a walk over neighbouring farm hills for breath taking views of the outer Sounds, Maud Island Wildlife Sanctuary and the distant open sea.
With no road access, you can travel to Te Rawa in your own boat, by water taxi, the daily mail boat from Havelock or by float plane from Wellington or Picton. The once in a lifetime experience of travelling in a float plane is highly recommended, as it allows for fantastic scenic aerial views of the Sounds.
The Lodge At Te Rawa offers a variety of accommodation to suit your needs and budget. Choose from a range for every taste: from the Luxury Kingfisher Suite to the Kakapo bunkroom.
All units are set in native bush and boast magnificent views over the sparkling blue waters of the bay. Chalets and cabins alike are fully self-contained and have their own bathroom/shower, gas cooking and refrigerator. A washing machine is situated in our laundry in the main house. We can do your washing for you.
Our suites, chalets and holiday houses
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Kingfisher (Honeymoon) Suite
Tui & Bellbird Chalet
We also offer special accommodation for fishing parties by prior arrangement. We can offer fishing parties for 6 to 18 persons. Email us for more details!
You can pay by Eftpos, Cash or Credit Card
Any cancellation received within 21 days prior to arrival date will incur a charge of 50% of the booking value. Any cancellation received within 7 days prior to arrival date will incur the full period charge. Failure to arrive at your hotel will be treated as a No-Show and no refund will be given. No refunds will be made should guests alter or leave before their reserved departure date.
Help us stay pet friendly
Please read these rules carefully so that you are fully aware what we expect of our guests with pets. It is hoped you understand that these rules are necessary in order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests.
1. Please advise us about your pet at the time of booking.
2. Pets must be kept under control: Please make sure that your pet does not cause annoyance and is as quiet as possible. We have an excellent relationship with our neighbours who operate a large sheep farm. It is essential that dogs remain within our boundaries and do not interfere in any way with our neighbour’s farming operation.
3. While we do not charge for your accompanying pet we reserve the right to levy a charge for any damage caused by your pet or to recover the costs for any extra cleaning that may be required as a result of your pet.
Please send an email with your:
• Contact Details (name, address, phone number)
• Requested arrival date
• Requested departure date
• Number of guests (adults and children)
• Desired accommodation option
• Whether a mooring is required
We will get back to you with your confirmation as soon as possible.