For the second winter running we have endured a record breaking rainfall event! Just when our road was beginning to resemble something passable the August deluge has changed all that and we’re back to road closures…. We are now awaiting geotechnical tests etc and funding to restart the repairs so it’s a bit of an … More Driving challenge
After last years weather bomb our road is back!…..well sort of. The road will be being repaired through to late 2023, it is open to the public however with some restrictions. There are size limitations for heavy or long vehicles, but cars and 4WDs with trailers etc will be ok. It’s open on the weekends … More The road is open!
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 … More Getting here in challenging times
Queen Charlotte Track Update – 29 September 2021 Queen Charlotte Track is Open! All sections are now green now people! A huge thank you to the DOC teams who had to contend with lockdowns and weather events to get the Track open. As of Friday 01 October we will have all sections of the Queen Charlotte Track open … More Update on the QCT – it’s open!
Updated….We’re back open again – but with some road access limitations for the next few weeks. Well that was quite something! We had over 300mm of rain and very strong winds up to 88kph here at the Kenepuru Heads over three days last weekend (17-19 July)! The result of all that is that our road … More Weather bomb update…
Announcing our WINTER SPECIAL 2021! From the 1st June through till the end of August our Winter rates will be $160 per night for the Summerhouse and $260 for the Yurt…. checkout our availability and come and experience the magic for yourself. “Thank you for your fabulous hospitality last week – a real highlight of … More Winter Specials:….
After the success of our Covid Winter Special we’ve decided to welcome the start of Spring with our new Spring Special! Since we came out of Lockdown we’ve more than made up for all the cancellations we had in March and April. We’ve had heaps of Kiwis (and some others) taking the opportunity to get … More Spring Special
With Portage Hotel closed until October we’re seeing a dramatic increase in bookings for those walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track. They’re also taking advantage of our “Covid Winter Special” which runs until the end of August. Currently there are limited accommodation options at Portage Bay, but we can help! We’re just a 15 … More QC Track winter transfers
To celebrate coming out of lockdown we’ve put in place our Covid Winter Special valid until September 1st, and so far we’ve had a bit of a surge in bookings as our fellow Kiwis get out to stretch their legs and into some clear air! “Little slice of heaven tucked away off the beaten track … More Special rates for our Covid winter
It was always our dream to bring back the forest – that’s what Ngahere Hou means – New Forest! A few years back our Diamond Approach Retreat group inquired into the hopelessness we felt around the state of the planet and how we might do something to make a difference. We came up with “TREES … More Trees For Travel – Climate change & how you can help!