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Marlborough - Brilliant Everyday

Official Guide to visiting Marlborough, New Zealand – Marlborough Sounds, Picton, Blenheim, Havelock, Wine Trail. Accommodation, Things to Do. Book Online.

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Visit one of the local i-SITE information offices to get all the information you’ll need for your travels around New Zealand. i-SITE offices are located in Picton, Blenheim and Havelock.

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Cougar Line (Picton)

Offering fast and reliable scheduled daily departures 364 days a year Cougar Line transfers visitors from Picton to Waterfall Bay, Torea or any private jetty in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Bookings at Cougar Line Office in Picton. Phone: 0800 504 090 (NZ only)


Picton Float Plane - Scenic Flights

Experience the thrill of floatplane flying and enjoy all of the wonder and beauty that the Marlborough Sounds region has to offer. You can arrive to our Lodge from Picton or Wellington, or take a flight from our floating jetty. Bookings on +64 3 573 9012 or Mobile: +64 021 704 248.

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Juli Stevens Massage

Juli Stevens has over 20 years’ experience and uses a wide selection of therapeutic essential oils & aromatherapy on the body, as well as hot rocks to relax and relieve pain. Offering relaxing massage or deep tissue therapy for specific pain, Juli’s own developed techniques are comforting and healing. Bookings at Raetihi Lodge:+64 3 573 4300

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Sounds By Sail

Private charters, romantic getaways, luxury nights afloat, 3 hour day sails and bareboat charters in the Marlborough Sounds. Contact Phil and Deb Clegg

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Explore the top of New Zealand’s South Island in luxury and comfort with helicopter flights and charter services.


Kenepuru Water Taxis

Pete & Anne provide personalised mussel, lifestyles, history & sea-birds cruises of the Kenepuru Sound, transfers for the Queen Charlotte Track, and transfers for destination dining at Raetihi Lodge.


Marlborough Tour Company

Offering a full-day tour including collection from Marlborough Airport in the morning, a tour through the Marlborough wine region, waterfront lunch at Havelock, then afternoon Marlborough Sounds Greenshell Mussel Seafood cruise, before arriving at Raetihi Lodge at around 3.30pm. ALSO, the Greenshell Mussel Cruise and drop off at Raetihi is also available departing from Havelock. Bookings, call Marlborough Tour Company +64 3 577 9997 or 0800 990 800 (free within New Zealand)

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Bidvest is a national wholesale food distributor which delivers quality, fresh food & dry goods directly to our Raetihi Lodge door, three times a week.

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Wilderness Guides Marlborough Sounds

Wilderness Guides can show you the Queen Charlotte Track and Marlborough Sounds like no one else! 4 or 5-day Boutique Guided Walks staying at Raetihi Lodge along the way to rest, eat & drink fine food & wine, then sleep in a luxury bed, before continuing your final day of walking. Bookings on: (NZ Only) 0800 266 266 or +64 3 573 5432