Hallelujah! From the end of November locals with a Residents Pass can finally drive to town! However the road will be closed to the public until March 2022. After 4 months of no road access at all the Kenepuru Road has been sufficiently repaired to allow limited access for residents. This means we can do our luggage pick ups from Torea Bay again. So until then access to Ngahere Hou is by watertaxi only. The bonus is it’s only 15 minutes from Picton and then 20 to here. It’s a lovely trip and both Cougarline and Beachcomber have a number of scheduled daily services. There are also chartered trips which for a larger party are very cost effective.
If you’re walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, the closed road will have no impact on you and we can transfer you and your bags as we usually do. However as a non resident it is not possible to drive in
If you’re coming by car you can leave it in Picton, the watertaxi firms will advise you on the best parking option, and come over by boat to Torea Bay or Punga Cove and we can pick you up from there. If you book your watertaxi through Picton I-site you may qualify for the visitor subsidy.
Covid Pass required
We’re doing our bit to keep everyone safe out here so until further notice and while we’re in the Covid Traffic Light System, we will require our guests to bring and scan their Covid Vaccination Pass. This is also required for the water taxis.