Accommodation on the Queen Charlotte Track

Furneaux Lodge - Jewel of the Sounds


A unique conference venue in the Marlborough Sounds

Looking for a stunning alternative to the usual conference venue? Furneaux Lodge is a unique, boutique hotel set in absolute wilderness. A gracious historic lodge offering personal service, a cosy and inviting atmosphere, and no distractions (cell phone reception is limited); Furneaux Lodge can offer a memorable conference experience for you and your guests. Set in a refreshing natural environment embraced by virgin native bush on the shore of Endeavour Inlet, the Lodge provides an absolute contrast to any office environment in New Zealand. Built as a private home in 1902, the lodge has been extensively restored of late and now offers a pleasing juxtaposition of elegant architecture and vistas against contemporary facilities.

Conference Accommodation

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Furneaux Lodge is available for conferencing from May 1 through until October 1 of each year. There are a range of accommodation options: please refer to our accommodation pages for full details of the suites and cottages, and images of both. Rates per person are valid for conferences of minimum 10 delegates.

Conference Transfers

Furneaux Lodge is accessible from Picton via scenic water taxi. Transfers are available from $45pp. Special Transfer rates are available for groups, depending on the number of passengers and the choice between scheduled sailings and charter sailings from Picton Town Wharf. Charters are available 24 hours a day and will take you directly to Furneaux Lodge – a 45min journey. Our preferred water taxi services are Cougar Line and Beachcomber Cruises. We are happy to make reservations for you, just ask.

Helicopter transfers ex Wellington

Helicopter transfers are available for up to 40 delegates. A scenic flight will take you across the Cook Strait and through the Marlborough Sounds where you will land directly on the front lawn of the lodge.

Conference Package

Catering alternatives are available on request. The standard package for lunch is a working platter style lunch, and is the most popular choice. A la carte is also available, as are BBQ or Bistro style meals.

Conference Delighters

Furneaux Lodge is a unique venue in a unique location. To give your delegates a conference to remember, we can offer a range of activities and/or team building challenges:

  • Mountain biking expeditions
  • Kayaking expeditions
  • Hiking expeditions
  • Fishing trips
  • Sailing excursions
  • Clay bird shooting
  • Dolphin watch
  • Myths and legends eco tour

Your accommodation options at Furneaux Lodge

Your first stop on the Queen Charlotte Track, our historic lodge, suites and cabins are situated right on the peaceful shores of Endeavour Inlet.


Contemporary one bedroom apartments, and are absolutely private with stunning views.


Self-contained two bedroom cottages are great for family groups and people hiking the track

Hiker Cabins

Five private bunk rooms for up to 16 guests, with shared facilties, perfectly situated for overnight Track visitors.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Relaxing and peaceful, the Lodge is family-owned and operated. Our attention to guests and passion for Furneaux and the Marlborough Sounds will ensure that your time here is enjoyable and memorable.