Intimate luxury at an exclusive, private lodge in the Marlborough Sounds

Romantic, secluded and tranquil, The Sounds Retreat is an award-winning private luxury lodge in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds

Your luxury escape includes:

  • A luxury Marlborough wine experience with scenic flights:
  • Experience Marlborough from the air, with a 35 minute breath-taking scenic flight in a luxury AS355 Twin Engine VIP Spec helicopter from The Sounds Retreat out over the Marlborough Sounds and over Marlborough’s diverse sub-regions to Cloudy Bay
  • Exclusive private VIP wine tasting at Cloudy Bay
  • Enjoy another extensive wine tasting followed by a relaxed three course lunch at Marlborough’s leading winery restaurant, made using fresh, mainly organic, local produce. Enjoy world-class wine with lunch and an espresso coffee to finish
  • Private corporate transfers
  • Two nights at The Sounds Retreat, an exclusive private lodge, where every amenity is for your exclusive enjoyment, including:
  • Open-plan suite with king bed, featuring picture windows and glass doors leading to spacious decks and a private jacuzzi looking out over the Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Spacious private ensuite bathroom with rain shower and heated floor
  • Thoughtful touches, including daily service and evening turndown service, heated cabana and 24/7 staffing to cater to your every whim
  • Fully stocked bar fridge, including red, white and sparkling Marlborough wines, non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks
  • Espresso maker, plasma television and iPod dock with iPod
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Complimentary guest laundry, with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Full gym and use of mountain bikes
  • Bottle of French champagne and handmade chocolates in your suite on arrival
  • Fresh, local culinary delicacies, with a three-course dinner, served al fresco in the lodge’s private outdoor area each evening, with each course matched with outstanding local wines
  • Watch dolphins and birdlife whilst you enjoy breakfast each morning (full/continental), served on the private deck overlooking the picturesque Marlborough Sounds
  • Explore Marlborough with the use of a BMW Mini Cooper S convertible for the duration of your stay
  • Walk or bike part of the world-famous 70km Queen Charlotte Track, which passes through coastal forest, private bays, and along skyline ridges, with unsurpassed views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds
  • Private corporate transfers ex Blenheim or Picton

For travel between 1 Sept 2018 to 31 May 2019 – $5,580 per guest*

*couples rate/double room 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE TO INCLUDE:

GOURMET PICNIC – To enjoy whilst walking part of the Queen Charlotte track, or take the BMW Mini Cooper for a spin and check out New Zealand’s largest wine region and the home of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – $144 for two people.

ULTIMATE INDULGENCE: MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS BY AIR, LAND AND SEA – Experience the stunning Marlborough Sounds with a scenic flight in a luxury AS355 Twin Engine VIP Spec helicopter from The Sounds Retreat to a secluded location in the Marlborough Sounds.  There you will meet your 20 metre luxury private cruise launch, MV Tarquin, with your own private crew for a half day, full day or two day private charter.

MARLBOROUGH BACK COUNTRY SCENIC FLIGHT AND GUIDED HELI HIKE – Experience a majestic scenic flight in a luxury AS355 Twin Engine VIP Spec helicopter, a guided hike (optional) and a gourmet lunch in an untouched location in Marlborough back country (allow half a day, with 1 hour in the air) $3,857 for two people.
HELI GOURMET BANQUET – Soar over the Marlborough Sounds in a luxurious Eurocopter. Choose an alpine or beach-front destination, perhaps Richmond Forest Park, Kahurangi National Park or one of the stunning beaches on d’Urville Island, to enjoy your open-air wine tasting. This will be followed by a divine five-course lunch prepared by your private chef, showcasing the freshest regional produce and wild food, thoughtfully paired with exceptional local wine (approx. 3 hours, with 1 hour in the air) – $4,440 for two people.

Romantic, secluded and tranquil, The Sounds Retreat is an award-winning private luxury lodge in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

Your luxury escape includes:

  • A luxury Marlborough wine experience with scenic flights:
  • Experience Marlborough from the air, with a 35 minute breath-taking scenic flight in a luxury AS355 Twin Engine VIP Spec helicopter from The Sounds Retreat out over the Marlborough Sounds and over Marlborough’s diverse sub-regions to Cloudy Bay
  • Exclusive private VIP wine tasting at Cloudy Bay
  • Enjoy another extensive wine tasting followed by a relaxed three course lunch at Marlborough’s leading winery restaurant, made using fresh, mainly organic, local produce. Enjoy world-class wine with lunch and an espresso coffee to finish
  • Private corporate transfers
  • Two nights at The Sounds Retreat, an exclusive private lodge, where every amenity is for your exclusive enjoyment, including:
  • Open-plan suite with king bed, featuring picture windows and glass doors leading to spacious decks and a private jacuzzi looking out over the Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Spacious private ensuite bathroom with rain shower and heated floor
  • Thoughtful touches, including daily service and evening turndown service, heated cabana and 24/7 staffing to cater to your every whim
  • Fully stocked bar fridge, including red, white and sparkling Marlborough wines, non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks
  • Espresso maker, plasma television and iPod dock with iPod
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Complimentary guest laundry, with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Full gym and use of mountain bikes
  • Bottle of French champagne and handmade chocolates in your suite on arrival
  • Fresh, local culinary delicacies, with a three-course dinner, served al fresco in the lodge’s private outdoor area each evening, with each course matched with outstanding local wines
  • Watch dolphins and birdlife whilst you enjoy breakfast each morning (full/continental), served on the private deck overlooking the picturesque Marlborough Sounds
  • Explore Marlborough with the use of a BMW Mini Cooper S convertible for the duration of your stay
  • Walk or bike part of the world-famous 70km Queen Charlotte Track, which passes through coastal forest, private bays, and along skyline ridges, with unsurpassed views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds
  • Private corporate transfers ex Blenheim or Picton

For travel between 1 Sept 2018 to 31 May 2019 – $5,580 per guest*

*couples rate/double room

You may also like to include:

GOURMET PICNIC – To enjoy whilst walking part of the Queen Charlotte track, or take the BMW Mini Cooper for a spin and check out New Zealand’s largest wine region and the home of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – $144 for two people.

ULTIMATE INDULGENCE: THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS BY AIR, LAND AND SEA – Experience the stunning Marlborough Sounds with a scenic flight in a luxury AS355 Twin Engine VIP Spec helicopter from The Sounds Retreat to a secluded location in the Marlborough Sounds.  There you will meet your 20 metre luxury private cruise launch, MV Tarquin, with your own private crew for a half day, full day or two day private charter.

MARLBOROUGH BACK COUNTRY SCENIC FLIGHT AND GUIDED HELI HIKE – Experience a majestic scenic flight in a luxury AS355 Twin Engine VIP Spec helicopter, a guided hike (optional) and a gourmet lunch in an untouched location in Marlborough back country (allow half a day, with 1 hour in the air) $3,857 for two people.

HELI GOURMET BANQUET – Soar over the Marlborough Sounds in a luxurious Eurocopter. Choose an alpine or beach-front destination, perhaps Richmond Forest Park, Kahurangi National Park or one of the stunning beaches on d’Urville Island, to enjoy your open-air wine tasting. This will be followed by a divine five-course lunch prepared by your private chef, showcasing the freshest regional produce and wild food, thoughtfully paired with exceptional local wine (approx. 3 hours, with 1 hour in the air) – $4,440 for two people.