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Raetihi 10

Since the 1930s, Raetihi Lodge has built a reputation as one of the most popular destinations in the Marlborough Sounds. Nestled in the stunning Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi Lodge is the perfect escape for you, your friends, colleagues and loved ones. The tranquillity of breathtaking ocean views, sunsets and birdsong, coupled with the feeling like you’re sitting in the comfort of your own home being spoilt with the service of a boutique hotel. The Lodge was extensively rebuilt in 2000, after a fire destroyed the buildings.

In April 2014, Alan and Liane Campbell purchased Raetihi Lodge. With the expert guidance of our interior designer, Maddie Jungstead; experienced builder, Brett Smith; and landscaper, Diane Kennedy, further renovations and upgrades, combined with a fresh, contemporary interior décor were completed. The Lodge buildings; internal spaces; floating jetty, gardens, grounds and staff accommodation were all upgraded and improved, and a boat was purchased to facilitate guest transfers. Raetihi Lodge prides itself on its casually elegant interior design complemented with warm service, intangible conversations, fresh local produce and culinary creativity.

Our accommodation and facilities have been rated 5-star Hosted Qualmark, and are amidst the serenity and natural beauty of the New Zealand native bush, wildlife and beaches. The lodge features 14 rooms and can accommodate up to 28 guests. We have received rave reviews & Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor over the last five seasons, and look forward to delivering fine food, service, facilities and experiences to all our guests going forward.

In 2019, we changed our business model to Exclusive Use Bookings only. We have also gone into partnership with Wellness New Zealand who will be using Raetihi Lodge as the hub for their retreats. We welcome all-inclusive Exclusive Use bookings directly to Liane Campbell liane@raetihilodge.co.nz