Punga Cove, Marlborough Lodge

Punga Cove, Marlborough Sounds

Set amongst stunning scenery in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, Punga Cove is the perfect retreat, surrounded by nature. Choose from our stylish suites, spacious studios and retro chalets or our larger apartments for families and groups. Our basic rooms cater for those on a budget.

You won’t go hungry at Punga Cove – the Boatshed Cafe & Bar at the jetty has a casual all-day menu and our hilltop Punga Fern Restaurant offers smart casual dining.

Getting here is easy – by boat from Picton, by foot or bike on the Queen Charlotte Track, or by scenic drive. And, once you’re here you can choose to relax and enjoy the many views, or enjoy the wide range of land and water-based activities on offer, including:

  • walking
  • biking
  • swimming – pool, sea & spa
  • kayaking
  • paddleboarding


We offer a range of hillside accommodation featuring scenic water views for couples, groups and those on a budget.

Frond Suites
Premium comfort, winning views
Relax in style and comfort in Punga Cove’s one-bedroom Frond Suites and wake up to incredible views over Endeavour Inlet. Take in the vista from your spacious private sun deck.

Each of our five hillside suites accommodates up to two guests in a king sized bed, or twin beds.

Enjoy the convenience of a mini fridge with tea and coffee making facilities, a dining table and a comfortable living area with a sofa. All our suites come with well-appointed ensuite bathrooms with a shower, and heating/cooling air conditioning.

Mamaku Apartments
Spacious and versatile
Punga Cove’s four 2-bedroom Mamaku Apartments offer great versatility for all types of families and groups, with a different choice of layout and bed configuration in each unit. Two of the larger apartments can accommodate five and seven guests, while the remaining apartments are perfect for up to four people.

All Mamaku Apartments have open plan living areas, which flow onto a spacious sun deck positioned to make the most of the views over Endeavour Inlet. A small kitchenette offers the convenience of a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave, and all apartments have heat pumps with air conditioning.

Fern Studios
Elevated sea views
The elevated hillside position of Punga Cove’s two studio chalets makes them perfect for enjoying sweeping views across Endeavour Inlet from your sun-drenched private deck.

Each chalet includes a king-sized bed that can be configured into two twin beds if required, an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Both studios include a sitting area and heating and cooling options.

Koru Chalets
Retro cosy comfort
Nestled among native bush, Punga Cove’s unique A-frame Koru Chalets are a cosy retreat for up to two guests.

Each of the six chalets has a queen sized bed, seating area, ensuite bathroom with shower, and mini fridge with tea and coffee making facilities.

The Koru Chalets are perfectly positioned to harness the sun and beautiful views over the forest and the sea, which can be enjoyed either from the private balcony or from indoors.

Several are accessed at ground level, the others are up a flight of stairs.

Punga Cove, Marlborough Sounds