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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.

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.