Because of ongoing repairs to damage caused by the August 2022 storm event to our infrastructure, the Lodge is closed for business until further notice.

Remote location in the Pelorus Sound

Connections to Homewood

Homewood Bay Lodge is located in the geographical center of the Marlborough Sounds near the northeastern tip of the South Island. The closest community is the small town of Havelock (the green-shell mussel capital of the world) at the head of Pelorus Sound.

The Lodge is remote, having no road access, and instead is reached only by boat, floatplane, or helicopter.
Transportation to and from the Lodge by mail boat or water taxi is included in the room tariff.

homewood bay lodge remote pelorus sound

Old Homewood Bay is a secluded remote destination. The Lodge has no road access, and instead is reached only by boat, floatplane, or helicopter.

The commercial and transportation hub of Marlborough (a half-hour highway ride from Havelock) is the city of Blenheim located in the heart of the Marlborough wine region.
An additional half-hour highway ride from Blenheim is the town of Picton and the Cook Strait ferry terminal.

With local knowledge of Sounds travel logistics, Homewood Bay Lodge is able to recommend and assist with travel arrangements to and from Homewood. Please don't hesitate to ask for advice.

Picton - Blenheim - Havelock

By Car
From Picton or Blenheim, standard transportation is by land to Havelock. Taxi service is available at airports/rail stations/ferry terminals as are numerous car rental agencies.

By Rail or Bus
Bus services connect all Marlborough communities to Christchurch and Nelson. Bus services are available from Picton and Blenheim to Havelock.
Superbly scenic rail service connects Picton and Blenheim to Christchurch; see Tranz Scenic website.

Wellington - Picton Ferry

The Cook Strait ferry connects Picton to Wellington several times daily.
This is a scenic 3–4 hour passage.

There is more information at the Interislander and Bluebridge websites.

Regular Commercial Flights

Regular commercial flights connect Blenheim to the rest of New Zealand.
There is direct service several times daily to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch with connecting flights to all other tourist destinations throughout New Zealand.

For more, visit Air New Zealand and Sounds Air websites.

Luxury Accommodation New Zealand

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

Luxury accommodation in picturesque Marlborough Sounds

Homewood Bay Lodge