Welcome to The Lodge at Te Rawa:


Walter and Erika have sold Te Rawa!  We will reopen The Lodge at Te Rawa for the season in September. New owners Rob and Anne Brabazon will be delighted to welcome all returning guests and new customers after our refurbishment. In the meantime we welcome your phone enquiries on +64 3 5798285 and emails to thelodge@terawa.co.nz

See you soon!




Nestled in lush native bush on the crystal clear waters of Pelorus Sound, Te Rawa offers magnificent views, total relaxation and all the comforts of home in a truly unique aquatic environment. Wake up to the sounds of the waves and native birds, relax in the sun and watch the emerald green waters and beautiful bays or spend some time kayaking, fishing or hunting.

Accessible by water transport or float plane, The Lodge at Te Rawa features a wide selection of accommodation. You can choose between:

– Holiday houses

– Apartments

– Holiday baches

– Dormitories

– Camping site

from two to eight persons. Plus a sumptuous honeymoon suite for that perfect weekend away. All of them are fully self-contained and are fully equipped with a bathroom and shower, as well as kitchen and dining facilities with laundry service available on site.

We have offers to suit every budget, starting with budget accommodation up to luxury suites. Family holidays in nice spots, can be very expensive. We offer comfortable accommodation at a price that a family can afford. Beds in our cabins are available from as little as $20 per night.

We are fully licenced and guests can enjoy our intimate bar at any time during our licenced hours. You can either self cater or dine in our sea-view restaurant, where we offer fresh homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a selection of fine wines from the Marlborough region.

Our little shop caters for most of your daily needs, including fresh bread, milk vegetables and fruits as well as toiletries, basic medical supplies and fishing gear plus bait.

Spend your time exploring the Marlborough Sounds on land or sea: Hire one of our kayaks or dinghies and explore the Sounds on your own or spend your day on one of our bush walks watching out for wild goats, wekas and much more. If you want to catch your own dinner you can hire some fishing gear to try your luck in one of the best fishing areas of New Zealand. The Lodge at Te Rawa is close to all the good fishing spots in the area where you can catch blue cod, snapper, kahawai, terakihi, gurnard and even the odd kingfish during the summer months, with charter boats available for more serious fishing. If guests prefer to stay on land, they can stroll around the shoreline at low tide, or walk the hills to neighbouring bays through forests of native bush. We can also arrange for a walk over neighbouring farm hills for breath taking views of the outer Sounds, Maud Island Wildlife Sanctuary and the distant open sea.

With no road access, you can travel to the resort with your own boat, by water taxi or mail boat from Havelock or by float plane from Wellington or Picton. The once in a lifetime experience of travelling in a float plane is highly recommended, as it allows for fantastic scenic aerial views of the Sounds.