There is a wonderful selection of luxury accommodations to stay at near the Queen Charlotte Track. Here are our favourites:
Bay of Many Coves Resort
The Bay of Many Coves 5 star luxury lodge is nestled in the peaceful and dreamlike Marlborough Sounds, close to the famous Queen Charlotte Track. Rest in absolutely comfort after a day of adventure, and feel like you have entered a brand new world.
This sanctuary of spectacular scenery is surrounded by natural beauty. Scope out the bay from your private balcony, indulge in the resort's Miritu Day Spa and get pampered like never before, rest your muscles in a bubbling hot tub, and enjoy the creations of the in house world class chefs. Whether you are hiking, kayaking, or cycling, you will look forward to the greeting you receive when you return to the Bay of Many Coves, your home away from home.
The Sounds Retreat
You are in for an amazing treat at The Sounds Retreat, a 5 star luxury accommodation where your comfort and happiness is the priority. Enjoy ample space and feel the beauty of a truly exquisite escape. Your private suite is equipped with everything you'd ever want and is an architect's dream. The open plan suites are fitting with lovely picture windows, and glass doors leading to your private hot tub, and a spacious deck to sit back and relax in total privacy.
The love of The Sounds Retreat is in the details, and they do not miss a beat. The location of the retreat itself is absolutely prime, with immaculate and constant views of Queen Charlotte Sound, every day of the year.
Located at the head of Endeavor Inlet in the magical Marlborough Sounds, at the highest point of New Zealand's South Island, is Furneaux Lodge. This accommodation is one you will be unlikely to forget, and has a scenery of local woods and lavish gardens that lead right down to the pristine, glassy water. The Furneaux Lodge is a great place to stay when you are making your way along the Queen Charlotte Track, and provides a serene atmosphere, ideal for relaxation.
Enjoy delectable, and fabulously modern Marlborough food whenever you like during the day, and have a nice warm tea or coffee or a wine to match your meal all while keeping your sights on the surrounding natural beauty.
Punga Cove is a jewel that can be found among absolutely stunning scenery in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Punga Cove is surrounded and is one with the panoramic natural paradise. You'll find charming and stylish rooms, and a lovely laid back holiday ambiance.
Do your taste buds a favour by stopping by Punga Cove's Boatshed Cafe & Bar at the jetty which has a casual all-day menu, and our hilltop Punga Fern Restaurant which offers smart casual dining, perfect for the vacationer in holiday mode. Punga Cove can be reached easily, either via a short boat ride from Picton, by foot or bike on the Queen Charlotte Track, or by a short but also beautifully scenic drive in the car. You won't get bored here with the wide range of land and water-based activities available for guests to enjoy.
The Portage boasts million dollar views of the stunning Marlborough Sounds. Wake up in the morning and breathe in the freshest air by your private balcony or patio. In the evening, witness a heavenly sunrise, as the lights touch the pure and green earth, and sparkle along the water. Feel free to chill at the summery outdoor pool, go fishing from the beach or on the rocks, or sit in the grass area of the property, without a care in the world.
Put your taste buds to the test at the much loved Portage Restaurant, Cafe & Bar which serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine while also providing majestic views over the water every day. In addition, the Snapper Bar & Eatery offers casual waterfront dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you are looking for more adventure, winery tours, mussel tours, and kayaking trips can be booked and organised for you.