Peppers Portage, Marlborough Sounds
Getting to Peppers Portage is a breeze. Its central location makes it easy to reach by road, water or air from all over New Zealand.
The boutique lodges are accessible via the Queen Charlotte Drive, the main road between Picton and Havelock.
Note, estimated travel time by road is 1.5 hours due to the nature of the road.
Scheduled water taxi services meet inter-island ferries and transport from Blenheim Airport depending on the season.
For special occasions or when time is of the essence, a helicopter offers a spectacular way to arrive.
The main travel entry points to the Marlborough region are:
Marlborough Airport, Blenheim – frequent scheduled flights from all major New Zealand cities (Estimated travel time: 2 hours)
- Koromiko Airport, Picton – regular flights from Wellington by Sounds Air. (Estimated travel time: 1.5 hours)
- Ferry Terminal, Picton – Interislander & Lynx ferries from Wellington to Picton. (Estimated travel time: 1.5 hours)
- State Highway 6 – from Christchurch (Estimated travel time: 5.5 hours)
- State Highway 6 – from Nelson. (Estimated travel time: 2 hours)
Cougar line winter schedule:
01/05/2013 – 30/09/2013
Inbound: Picton to Torea (Portage) (onwards to outer Sounds)
9.00 am (~9.15am in Torea)
01.30 pm (~ 1.45 pm in Torea)
05.30 pm (~5.45 pm in Torea, Fridays only)
Outbound: Torea (Portage) to Picton
11.45 am (bag transfers)
GPS coordinates: -41.2275615,173.9223732