Secluded remote destination for relaxation, fine local food and wine, gracious hospitality. Enjoy luxurious accommodation in picturesque Marlborough Sounds in  New Zealand.

FOREST TRAILS - Day Excursion

Experience the serenity and beauty of Pelorus Sound, enjoy nature, stretch your legs, check out a remote off-grid luxury lodge, and savour local food!

At Homewood, 8km of forest trails and 6km of shore walks await you, to explore, walk, hike, or run.

The 6-hour excursion includes:

  • Water transportation from Havelock, Marlborough and return
  • Morning refreshments
  • Cold lunch buffet featuring locally-sourced food, served at the Lodge

What to Expect

For your self-guided walk or run, we provide trail maps and handouts describing some of the wildlife, flora, and points of interest. The forest trails are well formed, well marked, and require a moderate fitness level. We can direct you to less or more intense walks, depending on your ambition for the day. You will need suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Many species of native and introduced wildlife make their home at Homewood. Wekas, fantails, bellbirds, wood pigeons, and tuis are commonly seen. You might be lucky enough to encounter a resident NZ falcon, one of NZ's rarest birds, rarer than the kiwi. Perhaps dolphins will perform acrobatics in the bay. One trail leads to a kahikatea tree almost 2m in diameter, over a thousand years old, that has several trees of other species rooted on its limbs. You might have a chance encounter with seals, deer, or goats.

The area is rich in Maori and pakeha history. You can see the site of a grisly cannibal episode, and learn the stories behind Coffin Rock and Capsize Point.

Some will be intrigued with our off-grid, water-access-only, solar-powered style of operation.

Availability

The Forest Trails Day Excursion is available for the following dates in 2019:

January 19, 20, and 21 (Wellington Anniversary Weekend)
February 2, 3, and 4 (Nelson Anniversary Weekend)

Please contact us if you would like to coordinate an exclusive excursion for a group.

Booking

The cost for this unique experience is $145, including transportation, lunch, and refreshments.

As space is limited, we recommend booking early to secure your preferred date. Major credit cards are accepted, as well as direct bank deposit (NZ only). Payment is due at the time of booking. A 50% cancellation fee applies for cancellations less than 7 days before the excursion date. Terms and conditions apply.

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Location

The Lodge is located in Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. No road access. Havelock is the nearest township.

Contact / Bookings

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