Every Friday from 4:00pm the Kenepuru community come down to The Portage for an evening drink and/or meal. Everyone is welcome! Drive, boat or walk. It's all about saying hello to your friends and neighbours and enjoying the beauty of the sounds together!
In the summer, locals night is held in the Snapper Bar & Eatery (December to February).
Over the colder months, you will find "the gang" in the main bar sun room enjoying our weekly dinner specials. We change things up, it could be roast night, curry or a BBQ. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for weekly special updates.
Everyone has their own idea of what they want on their special day, so how does it sound to get married at a breathtaking setting with a sense of history and a fresh, relaxed, contemporary atmosphere.
Our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will help you to create your perfect day. We want your wedding to be very special and with magnificent views, amazing food, Marlborough wines and a team of hospitality professionals who care, we are sure it will be.
As soon as you step onto the deck at The Portage, you get to experience the magic of Marlborough Sounds. With 42 waterfront rooms and 2 waterfront restaurants and a spacious conference meeting room, The Portage is the perfect base to launch a new product, host your company retreat, or motivate and inspire your crew.
Our experienced guest service team are dedicated to ensuring your conference is an outstanding success.
Access is easy, the location is magical, the cuisine top-class - The Portage is a recipe for success.
The Portage welcomes everyone to enjoy our little piece of paradise in one of the world's best kept secrets. The exclusive and historical Kenepuru Sound.
Celebrate Christmas at The Portage
Make Christmas Day a day to remember with your family with a special Christmas day lunch buffet at The Portage Hotel.
Each day is different at The Portage and so are our rooms. Enjoy magic views, relax in comfort and be at one with nature.
The Portage is an ideal place to base yourself to discover Marlborough and the Sounds. Explore the local area, relax at the resort, hike the Queen Charlotte Track or cruise the local waterways.
Access is easy for guests staying at The Portage.
The central location ensures the hotel is easily accessible by road, water or air.
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