Accommodation on the Queen Charlotte Track

Furneaux Lodge - Jewel of the Sounds


The Furneaux Bar and Deck

The legendary bar at Furneaux Lodge is an icon in Marlborough and has been the most popular place to stop in for a drink in Queen Charlotte Sound for three decades. The Furneaux Bar embodies the spirit of the sounds as a venue for quality casual dining and socialising in a premium yet egalitarian environment. It's a special place where local boaties, sailors, lodge guests and the Sounds community come together.

The bar is cosy and comfortable, having been completely renovated to the style of the original interior of the lodge when Captain Howden built it. Furneaux Lodge combines the tradition and relaxing environment of the lodge with great food and modern amenities to give you a unique and memorable night out.

The menu in the bar has a well earned reputation for serving fresh, tasty and satisfying meals to travellers for decades. Choose from a wide selection of local seafood dishes, gourmet burgers and delicious steaks, or try the classic Furneaux fish and chips which was the most popular choice for over 2000 visitors last season. Lighter options are also available.

The wine list is more extensive and carefully crafted than ever, with a range of local Marlborough wines complemented by regional specialities from Otago, Hawkes Bay and Australia.

If you are coming by boat we monitor VHF 63 - give us a call and we will allocate a mooring and be right out to pick you up in Bluey, the lodge tender.

The Howden Room Restaurant

The Howden Room restaurant at Furneaux Lodge serves fresh, seasonal cuisine 7 days a week from mid October till 1st May each year. Offering outstanding service, award-winning cuisine and stunning surroundings, it is the perfect choice for Marlborough Sounds Dining.

Marlborough is the heartland of some of New Zealand's finest produce - king salmon, green-lipped mussels and wild game are complemented by fresh local berries, olives and olive oils. Furneaux Lodge has all fresh produce delivered daily to indulge your senses in the restaurant.

For groups up to 65 the Howden Room is consistently popular for exclusive gatherings or dinner parties.

Winter Opening Hours - All meals are served in the Furneaux Bar between 1st May - mid October
Breakfast: 8:30–10am | Lunch: 12–3pm | From 3–6pm we offer a limited menu | Dinner: 6pm onwards

Winter Menu 2018

Summer Menu Dinner

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.