The Portage Resort Hotel

Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, RD2, Picton, South Island, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Picton

Walking the lovely Queen Charlotte Track

A travel blog entry by lctd


Queen Charlotte Track in the marvelous Marlborough Sounds. Why are we walking 71km over 4 days? Because it is stunningly beautiful and because we can. We were picked up at 7:30 from The Villa Backpackers to take the boat to the starting point of the track with a signpost saying 71km to go. The track is split up with 15km the first day, 12km the …

No Ecotrip, lots of dolphins

A travel blog entry by chilliwine


Booked an Eco cruise around the Marlborough Sounds and a visit to a bird sanctuary, but it didn't happen, not sure what happened, but the boat didn't come to pick us up. Spent an hour or so in Torea Bay watching birds while waiting for the boat, before some guys from hotel appeared to take us back. Hotel very apologetic, and we went on an evening …

Marlborough wines

A travel blog entry by chilliwine


Wine tasting trip to Marlborough, NZs largest wine region. Visited four wineries (Hunter's, Forrest, Mahi, and Drylands). Forrest was the best. There are vines as far as you can see in all directions here. Quite a few people were on the winery trip, unlike the last two when it was just us. Gill thought it was like an Agatha Christie novel with the …

Ferry across to South Island

A travel blog entry by chilliwine


Got early morning ferry to South Island. Saw some dolphins in the distance and a seal quite close to the ferry. This area seems to be a cross between the Caribbean and Scotland, with lots of sea inlets and dense bush. The only way to get around is by boat, so we got a water taxi from Picton to Portage. The hotel is in a spectacular setting! We have …

Malbourgh Sounds

A travel blog entry by plainy


Tues 27 Jan - Malborough Sounds Day 2 (Endeavour Bay to Punga Cove) Up at 8am to have bag outside door ready for collection for boat and next destination. Had a tea and wandered around the Lodge with the sun starting to come over the mountain - well it would be doing if the clouds weren't in the way. Left around 9am and took a walk up to a …

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This 3 star hotel is located on Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, RD2, Picton.
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