About The Lazy Fish

As the boat reaches the private jetty highlighted by a bright red phone box, you will know your decision to stay with us was the right one.

There's just a few steps to the Lodge proudly flanked by impressive mature palms that stand guard like centurions protecting her from the outside world.

A friendly voice offers "Welcome to the Lazy Fish"

It’s hard to believe that this natural setting for a jewel of the Queen Charlotte Sound was once farmland and home to cattle and sheep.

But that was a 100 years ago.

Today the Lazy Fish is an exclusive family owned retreat providing its discerning guests with magical grounds full of surprise, along with luxury  private bungalow accommodation featuring four poster beds on parquet floors.

At night soak up the atmosphere with bubbles in your private outdoor claw foot bath under the stars.

The north facing aspect of this iconic retreat provides you with all day sun enabling you to take advantage of the safe and clear water ideal for swimming or kayaking. If that is not for you then just sit back with an award winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and prepare to be intoxicated by the vistas created by the greatest artist of them all, mother nature.

To be proprietors of this special place is considered very much a privilege by the family. It is this feeling that motivates them to want to share it with you. It also produces a unique atmosphere and special level of hospitality .The Lazy Fish doesn’t need to have guests, it wants to have them.

Even our Kitchen is managed by people who simply love to cook, not have to.

At the Lazy Fish we want you to stay with us for a few days, but remember us for a lifetime.