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!
We’re heading into the Autumn months now, a bit of a chill in the evenings, but long hot days….perfect for nature bathing! Look out for our Autumn specials starting after Easter…come and restore your soul
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!
We’ve signed up to the Tiaki Promise! Which is a commitment to care for New Zealand, it’s people and place for now and for future generations. Everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The promise has been developed by Tourism NZ along with the Department of Conservation and others … More Tiaki Promise
As from this morning – Tuesday February 26th, DOC has lifted the diversion from the Queen Charlotte Track! This is good news as all walkers may now stay on the spectacular ridge line walk as they go past our place. Another fabulous sunset movie on Oscars night! It also means we’ve had enough rain to … More Track update: Diversion is lifted!
Due to the extreme fire risk on our sunny side of the hill in the Kenepuru the Queen Charlotte Track above us is closed, As from today, the 19th February. The rest of the track is still open and theres a diversion in place along Kenepuru Road that will take you right past our gate, … More Track is closed but we’re still open!