Events at The Portage

The Portage have various activities and events on for guests to enjoy. Check out some of our upcoming events below.
Our summer events calendar can be viewed here.
A list of the activities on offer at The Portage can also be downloaded here.

Sounds in the Sounds - Labour Weekend

Join us at The Portage on Labour Weekend, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October.
We are excited to bring you the musical talents of Ma Bell & Guests Izzy Miller Bell, John Sanchez-Lloy and Susan Grant.

Make your way to our Snapper Bar from 3pm - 6pm.
Settle in and take in the sweet sounds while enjoying our local beverages and menu in our stunning location the Marlborough Sounds.

Bookings not necessary just come along and settle in for the afternoon to enjoy!

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Summer Events Calendar

We have the following exciting events on this summer:

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Locals night - Friday's

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.

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Boating day visitors

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.

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PIMM's Day Out

Saturday 7th November / Saturday 5th December / Saturday 9th January

Sip Pimms poolside and enjoy the scenic vistas while chillaxing in the summer sun. Nothing says summer more than Pimms. Pop in for a Pimms. Price includes a jug of Pimms, antipasto platter and the sea side setting to sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Gin Evening

Saturday 14th November / Saturday 12th December / Saturday 16th January

Visit us at The Portage for an afternoon of Gindulgence by the water. Experience and all the taste sensations of authentic New Zealand gin.

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Design Your Own Pizza Night

Saturday 21st November / Saturday 19th December / Saturday 23 January

Join our Chef and have fun in the kitchen. Learn how to create the perfect delicious pizza combinations and creative toppings. Parents are welcome to join in the fun or relax and enjoy the pizza, chips and salads in one of the best summer local destinations for families.

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Play at The Portage

Saturday 28th November / Saturday 26th Dec (Boxing day) / Saturday 30th January

Looking for an opportunity to connect, relax and a little friendly competition? Join us on the last Saturday of each month to play a friendly game of croque, badminton or volleyball.

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Christmas Day

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.

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Weddings at The Portage

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.

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Conferences at The Portage

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.

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