Getting Here

The location is accessible by road, water or air. The Portage does not offer a leisure shuttle service for guests during thier stay. The hotel can transfer guests to and from Torea wharf only and the designated times.

The Portage is just 15 minutes by ferry from Picton to the Torea Bay wharf followed by a short 4-minute drive (pre booked) or a 30 minute walk over the saddle to the hotel. Alternatively, it's a 1.25 hour drive from Picton by sealed road along Queen Charlotte Drive or a 1.30 hour drive from Blenheim via Havelock.

GPS loading data:

Town – Picton

Road – Kenepuru Road

Rapid No - 2923

GROUP TRANSFERS

A number of ferry and bus operators have special arrangements with The Portage to transfer guests for meetings and special events.

Quotations can be provided by email on request.

AROUND PICTON

By boat:

By boat:

From Picton:

Beachcomber Cruises: the Marlborough Sounds cruise, transport and Queen Charlotte Track transfer specialists
Phone: +64(0) 3 573 6175 or 0800 624 526
Cost: NZD51 per person- one way
NZD82 per person- return

Cost: Private charters start from $132 one way, please email or call for a quote for you group size.
Phone: +64(0) 3 573 7853
Email: Office@mailboat.co.nz

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Cougar Line - water transport company, has more than 25 years experience transporting people and goods to and from the Queen Charlotte track.
Phone: +64(0) 3 573 7925.
Cost: $NZD45 - per person, one way.
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From Havelock:
Pelorus Mailboat: - No scheduled transfers
Phone: 03-574 1088
Cost: Varies based on availability.

Arrive on your own boat
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.
Mooring hire available from $25 per mooring per night.

3 tonne moorings, recommended 10 - 12m boats only. Day visitors and overnight stays welcome. On land accommodation available. Boat club members enquiry through Portage Bay Boat Club. The Portage does not own the Marina. Please call 03 573 4309 to make enquiries as there is no current radio communication for boats.

By car:

By car:

Queen Charlotte Drive 1.25 hours.

Travel along winding scenic roads providing spectacular views across the Sounds and the plants and trees of the area. The Portage is easily visible from the road.

By floatplane:

By floatplane:

10 minutes from Picton or you can have a longer flight with a bird's eye view of the Sounds then land on the water outside the hotel and taxi to the wharf or the beach.

It's around $120 per person for this amazing experience and we can book it for you.

HOW TO GET TO PICTON, MARLBOROUGH

By floatplane:

By air:

Marlborough Airport, Blenheim.
Frequent daily flights from all major New Zealand cities.
Only a 20 minute flight from Wellington.
Then 20 minutes via road to Picton and 15 minutes by water-taxi and The Portage bus.

Koromiko Airport, Picton.
Regular flights from Wellington by Sounds Air - phone +64(0)3 520 3080.
Then 15 minutes by water-taxi and The Portage bus.

By floatplane:

By sea:

Daily ferry and fast ferry service to and from Wellington.

Interislander - 3 hours phone +64(0)4 498 3303.
Bluebridge - 3 hours phone + 64 (0)4 471 6188.

Then 15 minutes by water taxi and The Portage bus.

The Portage Bay Marina is not owned or operated by The Portage.

By floatplane:

By road:

State Highway 6:
Christchurch - 5.5 hours;
Nelson - 2 hours;
Blenheim - 1.5 hours;
Picton - 1.25 hours.

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.

Mooring hire available from $25 per mooring per night.

3 tonne moorings, recommended 10 - 12m boats only. Day visitors and overnight stays welcome. On land accommodation available. Boat club members enquiry through Portage Bay Boat Club. The Portage does not own the Marina. Please call 03 573 4309 to make enquiries as there is no current radio communication for boats.