Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels


Peppers Portage

At a Glance


  • stunning, relaxing location
  • attentive staff


  • off-the-beaten-track for sightseeing

Peppers Portage Review

The Peppers staff maintains high-quality, well-appointed accommodations at this long-standing Sounds hotel. Lodgings range from backpacker beds for hikers or mountain-bikers straight off the Queen Charlotte Track to extremely comfortable hotel rooms with private decks and fabulous views across Kenepuru Sound. Dining at the Te Weka restaurant ($$$$) features local seafood and mussels, along with excellent local wines. Or you can enjoy a more casual affair at theSnapper Cafe and Bar ($$$). You can access the Portage by boat from Picton (15 minutes on a water taxi) or car from Havelock. The drive takes about 1½ hours on a paved but winding road. The water taxi from Picton is shorter and rather more relaxing. Portage is the place to visit if you enjoy boating, a remote spot to unwind, or you are biking or walking the Queen Charlotte Track. Mountain bikes and kayaks are available for guests, if you want a longer, guided ride or paddle they will arrange this with Marlborough Sounds Adventures.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2923 Kenepuru Rd., 19 km (12 mi) off Queen Charlotte Dr., Kenepuru, 7282 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/573–4309
  • Website:
  • Location: Havelock

    Hotel Details

  • 41 rooms, 8 dorm beds
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-24-2014

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