NZNO Holiday Bach: Sounds Cottage


Sounds Cottage, the NZNO bachDo you need a break? Want to get away from it all? Be part of a great nursing tradition and visit Sounds Cottage.  If you enjoy outdoor activities or just want to get away from it all Sounds Cottage offers an affordable opportunity to recharge and relax in peaceful surroundings.

The cottage, a typical Kiwi bach, is nestled in remote Opua Bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. The cottage is accessible by four wheel drive or water (a water taxi service is available).

Members who stayed have said:

“I was smitten by the beautiful, peaceful surroundings and the rustic charm of the old cottage”

“We were all enthralled by this wonderful place of refuge”

“A glorious end to my stay in NZ, such peace and beauty, recreation and rest”

“The most peaceful holiday I have ever had”

The cottage has 3 bedrooms - 2 with double bunks and 1 with a queen-sized bed. The section is flat and can be used for pitching tents. The rate is $30.00 per night per adult (a minimum charge of $60 per night applies) and children under 16 stay free. 

A deposit is due on receipt of the booking form and can be paid by Direct Debit or cheque - details are on the booking form.

Booking Calendar

Use this calendar to see if your preferred dates are free.

BOOKED or  BUSY means that cottage is not available. The notations +1more or +2more mean there is more than one event on that particular day (e.g. a booking plus a public holiday, or a group checking out in the morning and a second group checking in that afternoon). Click on the underlined text to see details.

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For more information or confirmation of availability please contact:

Sarah Kapila

NZNO Wellington Regional Administrator

0800 28 38 48


Sounds Cottage interior, 2003

 Labour Weekend 2003,courtesy L Stopforth

Summer 2007, courtesy of Andy Lea

Summer 2007, courtesy Andy Lea