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 is your Marlborough accommodation base to explore the magic of the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the south island of New Zealand.
The Portage is an ideal place to base yourself to discover Marlborough and the Sounds. Explore the local area, relax at the hotel, hike or cycle the Queen Charlotte Track; or cruise the local waterways.
Each day is different at The Portage and so are our rooms.
Enjoy magic views, relax in comfort and be at one with nature.
Base yourself at The Portage and explore the magic of the world re-nowned Marlborough Sounds, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Relax, unwind and switch off from the rest of the world while you simply enjoy your surroundings at this beautiful, waterfront Hotel. Submerge yourself into nature when you visit The Portage and enjoy a rustic landscape of native bush, with an abundance of unique wildlife. Whether you’re looking for a quite getaway to sit at the pool soaking in your surroundings or an activity packed trip, The Portage is the perfect place for you.
Explore nature and do the things you love while staying in this stunning part of the Sounds, whether that be walking or cycling New Zealand’s famous Queen Charlotte Track, sea kayaking, sailing, or fishing in the Kenepuru Sounds. Located a quick 10 minutes’ walk from the acclaimed Queen Charlotte Track, The Portage offers a little taste of everything Marlborough has to offer.
Dine for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at The Portage Restaurant & Bar and enjoy a cuisine that inspired our rich New Zealand heritage and infused with herbs grown in our gardens. In summer, you have the option of dining at our beachfront Snapper Bar and Eatery and experience a classic Kiwi “Fish n Chips” and other Kiwi favourites. Both venues offer and have spectacular views of the famous sunken valleys and lush rainforests of the Marlborough Sounds.
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 water taxi or 1 hour by road. Blenheim Airport is a 1.5 hour car trip from Picton and has multiple flights arriving daily from major cities, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
We have three dining areas for you to enjoy - The Portage Restaurant & Bar; the Cafe & Lounge Bar; and the Snapper Bar & Eatery. We look forward to sharing our new menus and beverage options with you soon.
The Portage hotel's central location in Marlborough makes it an easy reach from all over New Zealand. Access is easy – only 15 minutes from Picton by ferry or 1.25 hours by road. Blenheim Airport has multiple flights from the major cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch every day.
Relax and enjoy Winter in the Sounds. Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free!
Surprise her/him with a remote wilderness getaway and enjoy overnight accommodation in our premium Tui Terrace.
Explore one of the most stunning parts of the world, right here in your own backyard.
Get away safe n sound and treat yourself to the Marlborough Sounds.
Book now and get ready to explore.
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Come and play in the Marlborough Sounds and catch the big one!
Free private parking available on site.
Luggage transfers available by water-taxi.
Complimentary WiFi available at the hotel
The Portage Restaurant, Cafe & Lounge Bar, The Snapper Bar & Eatery(Seasonal Restaurant).
We offer a full coin-operated laundry facility.
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