If you’re not coming to us via the Queen Charlotte Track…..there is another way – but it’s not the road! Our road is long and beautiful, and now with even more stunning viewpoints! However due to the storm events of July ‘21 and again in August ‘22 which took out many sections of the road, … More The closed road….. other options!
It’s a lovely summer of visitors again, and with the return of our international visitors too….
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