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Base yourself at The Portage and experience a little taste of everything Marlborough has to offer. The Portage is the perfect destination to stay while you explore nature and do the things you love, whether that be enjoying a winery tour in Picton, cruising the Marlborough Sounds, walking or cycling New Zealand’s famous Queen Charlotte Track, experiencing a wildlife eco-tour, sea kayaking, or fishing and sailing on Kenepuru Sound. Tell us your favourite adventure activity when you make a reservation and we'll arrange it for you. Advanced bookings are preferred, as we hire in the equipment and guides from Picton.

The property is set amongst a rustic landscape of native plants, with an abundance of birdlife to be seen, as you submerge yourself into nature. Relax, unwind and switch off from the rest of the world while you simply enjoy your surroundings in this beautiful, remote part of the Sounds.

Dining options range from the slightly more formal setting of The Portage Restaurant & Bar to the laid-back Snapper Bar and Eatery on the beachfront. Both venues offer outside seating and have spectacular views of the famous sunken valleys and lush rainforests of the Marlborough Sounds.

Located 10 minutes walk from the acclaimed Queen Charlotte Track, The Portage offers several accommodation options including the premium Tui and Kereru Suites, the two-room elevated Korimako Suites, and the cosy Weka Rooms.

The Portage hotel's central location in Marlborough makes it an easy reach from anywhere in New Zealand - being only 15 minutes from Picton by ferry, or 1.25 hours by road. Blenheim Airport is a 25 minute car trip from Picton and has multiple flights arriving daily from major cities, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

The Portage is your Marlborough accommodation base for exploring the magic of the Marlborough Sounds, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

Hotel Facilities

Car Parking Car Parking

Free private parking available on site.

Luggage Transfers Luggage Transfers

Luggage transfers available by water-taxi.

WiFi WiFi

Complimentary WiFi available at the hotel

Restaurants Restaurants

The Portage Restaurant, Cafe & Lounge Bar, The Snapper Bar & Eatery(Seasonal Restaurant).

Activity Bookings Activity Bookings

Contact Reception.

Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities

We offer a full coin-operated laundry facility.