Marlborough Sounds accommodation

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About Marlborough, New Zealand

There are two distinct sides to Marlborough: the magical waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and the wine country of Blenheim. Be sure to experience them both.

Many visitors to the South Island enjoy the interisland ferry trip, either arriving in or departing from the picturesque port town of Picton. While this gives a glimpse of the stunning Marlborough Sounds scenery, spending a bit of extra time and exploring further will definitely reward.

Charter a launch or yacht to cruise the waterways and discover quiet, secluded bays for your anchorage, or take one of the many commercial launch trips for a few hours or to experience a stay at a romantic waterfront lodge with no road access. The famed Queen Charlotte Walking Track winds its way through the forests and above the bays; and be sure to visit Captain Cook’s favourite spot in New Zealand – Ship Cove.

Head for the wine country surrounding Blenheim and sample the fabulous wines including the world beating Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. You can even tour the vineyards by bike!

You will want to stay a while so make yourself comfortable as you choose your Marlborough accommodation from a huge range of hotels, motels, motor inns and luxury boutique accommodation, or experience Kiwi hospitality in homes offering Bed & Breakfast, farmstays and homestays. There are vineyard accommodation options too.

Key towns for Marlborough accommodation are Picton, Blenheim, Havelock and the Marlborough Sounds with many other country accommodation options too.

Here is our selection of Marlborough Sounds B&B's

The Red Shed

Marlborough Sounds

Prices from $120 to $180 per couple

40 minutes West of Picton 15 minutes East of Havelock

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Activities nearby include the famous Queen Charlotte Track. Walking and biking can be as short as 1/2 hour or up to 3 days. We are right by the water so boating, kayaking, fishing, and swimming are available.
Plenty of birdlife too, with wading birds and seabirds on the water. The native bush is close by, so tuis and bellbirds will call you awake in the mornings.
We can assist in the pursuit of all these activities, including drop off or pick up on the track if desired.
Havelock township is 15 minutes away with cafes, a supermarket, and pubs.
Blenheim, our nearest major city, 40 minutes away, is called the gateway to the winery region. Sample some of the countries finest wines and explore the boutique shops and many historical features of this sunny town.
Picton town and Ferry Terminal is 40 minutes away.
Lots of scenic water cruises are available, including the Pelorus Mail Boat run.

Accommodation is attached to the main house with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and small lounge. There are cooking facilities available to cook your own meals ( Barbeque and a bench top multi cooker).With prior notice we can provide a packed lunch or an evening meal.

Tawa Cove Cabins

Marlborough Sounds

Prices from $245 to $295 per couple

Tawa Cove, Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds

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Serenity in the Marlborough Sounds
Situated in Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound, Tawa Cove is your slice of paradise away from it all.

Accessible only by boat or walking/biking via the Queen Charlotte Track. We are approx. 4 hours from the start of the track, Ship Cove, making us the ideal first night stay.
With no close neighbours, we offer the perfect place for relaxing & soaking up the serenity, having a drink by the waterside, or you may like to be more active & enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, or paddle boarding. All of which are available for your use.
Whether it be an overnight stay while walking the track, a weekend getaway arriving by boat, or a group fishing trip for a week, we aim to make your time here happy & memorable.
We offer a selection of options for Food & Drink at Tawa Cove. Complimentary continental breakfast is included in your rate. BBQ dinner packs with salad & accompaniments are available for purchase as well as snacks & a selection of beer, wine, & non alcoholic drinks. You may also like to bring your own food.

Endeavour Heights Homestay

Marlborough Sounds

Prices from $195 per couple

We are a 10min walk through native bush from Punga Cove Resort

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Endeavour Heights Homestay is nestled in the heart of the Endeavour Inlet - popular recreations are located in the Marlborough Sounds.
If your looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway in beautiful surroundings near coast, then you owe it to yourself to check out Endeavour Heights Homestay. Experience the Queen Charlotte Track in a relaxed way.
There are also shorter walks as well as water based activities kayaking, fishing or swimming.


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