Katabatic Charters

Nelson/Tasman – Marlborough Sounds

Experience the beautiful Marlborough Sounds with Katabatic Charters. Explore some of the world’s best cruising areas with local owner, Skipper and Chef, Grant Orchard. ​ Full or half day excursions Pricing starting from $1035.00. Up to 8 guests. All fishing gear supplied, fresh local cuisine.

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    Lochmara Lodge

    Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton.

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    Lochmara is a locally owned and operated small resort, (since the beginning of Lochmara Lodge 22 years ago) with 14 rooms, a waterfront cafe set right on the waters edge, a permanetly moored Underwater Observatory and set on 11 acres of land in the Marlborough Sounds. Lochmara Kodge us locared in Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton.

    Beachside Sunnyvale Motel

    384 Waikawa Road, Waikawa Bay, Picton, New Zealand



    Beachside Sunnyvale Motel is situated in quiet peaceful Waikawa Bay, the closest motel to a proper beach in the Picton area. 5km from ferry terminals and central Picton.

    Jolly Roger Bar & Cafe

    72 Beach Road, Waikawa 7220



    The Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar
    Located in beautiful, secluded Waikawa Bay, the Jolly Roger is only 3.5km from Picton. It’s an easy drive or a stunning stroll along a well-formed track. Escape the hustle and bustle of the ferry traffic and holiday-makers.

    Enjoy a mouth-watering array of food options – from salad to fresh Blue Cod to steak and everything in-between. Come in for a relaxed family dinner, watching the rugby with mates over a cold beer or a coffee on the waterfront – it’s up to you.

    Beech’s Bach

    131 Port Underwood Road, Beechs Bay, Picton

    Front Desk

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    Beech’s Bach is absolute waterfront, wonderful homely typical Kiwi Bach. Only 10 minutes drive from Picton township and 5 minutes from Waikawa Bay Marina. You can enjoy the cafe culture or just chill out on the beach. You can practically throw a fishing line while sipping wine from the sunny deck! Two bedrooms, can sleep up to 6 people.

    Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

    303 Waikawa Road, Waikawa, Picton 7220

    Front Desk Reception


    Our beautiful waterfront apartments in Picton are the only motels in Picton located on the waters edge of our very own private beach. We aren’t just a motel, but a destination. Wake up to the sound of a Tui or Bellbird in our native bush and the smell of the sea at your doorstep.  All our waterfront apartments are located right on the water’s edge with stunning views overlooking Waikawa Bay & the Marina.

    Harbour View Motel

    30 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand

    Caryn & Noddy


    On The Hill With Amazing Views – Welcome to Harbour View Motel Picton New Zealand Accommodation
    We offer modern and spacious motel accommodation in the heart of Picton. Our studio units and apartments provide stunning views of Picton Harbour, the marina and surrounding landscape from their own private balcony. We are only a short stroll to the Picton Village, cafés, restaurants and waters edge.

    Bay of Many Coves

    Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton, New Zealand

    Joyce [Concierge]


    Bay of Many Coves is a luxury five-star resort, set in the heart of Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. Nestled between stunning native bush and our secluded bay, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience: Whether you are seeking world-class cuisine, breath-taking scenery, adventure, or simply a sense of renewal, you will find it here, whatever the season.

    Parklands Marina Holiday Park

    10 Beach Road, Picton 7220

    Hayley and Nick


    Welcome to Parklands Marina Holiday Park in Picton, situated in the stunning Waikawa Bay. Our spacious and open park allows for all types of travellers with our range of accommodation styles from unpowered tent sites through to self-contained units. The park is situated off the main road in quiet parklands making it a peaceful getaway with plenty of leafy trees and grass areas.

    Parklands is the perfect base for your Marlborough adventure with access to Queen Charlotte Sound via the Waikawa Bay marina and boat ramp. Or the park is only a 7 minute drive to downtown Picton and the rest of the Marlborough region.

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