Activities & AttractionsThere are so many things to do and see at Furneaux Lodge; whether you're looking to relax and take it easy or take off on a wild ride through the Queen Charlotte Sounds, the choice is yours!
The beauty of Furneaux Lodge is that you don't have to do anything except breathe the fresh clean air. The only fragrance in the air apart from the native flowers and bush is the tang of the occasional barbecue.
There are no traffic noises to disturb your peace, leaving you to enjoy the simplest of pleasures. Wake up to the melody of tuis, bellbirds, fantail and other native birds. Experience the balmy evenings in the wonderful grounds surrounded by virgin native bush and the still waters of the inlet. After dark visit the magic of the glow worm grotto.
Take an early morning stroll on our beautiful Waterfall Walk - this takes approximately one hour to complete, just enough for the beginner. For the more energetic, various walks are accessible on the beautiful Queen Charlotte Walkway. Take a trip into the past and visit the Antimony mines at the head of the inlet. For the more adventurous, Furneaux Lodge can arrange fishing charters, sailing, scenic helicopter rides and a host of varied activities. Check out our links page for a full list of activity partners. Discover the secrets of the inlet in one of our single or double kayaks. Get together with a few friends and enjoy a friendly game of petanque, volleyball or cricket on the lawns. For those who need it, guest WIFI is available in the bar and can be purchased in reception
Sheltered waters, awesome wreck dives and established marine reserves surround Furneaux Lodge and create an unparalleled diver base in the Marlborough Sounds. The Mikhael Lermontov is the largest wreck in New Zealand waters and sits in 20m of water a short boat ride from Furneaux Lodge.
Since its loss in 1986, the wreck has preserved well and for the experienced wreck divers, it is in pristine condition to delve deep into the ship. Furneaux Lodge can arrange dive charters for you and has dive tank filling facilities on site to ensure you can stay out as long as you wish.