How To Get Here

The Bluewater Lodge is boat access only, the trip out is as much a part of
your Marlborough Sounds experience as the view from the lodge''

Getting to Picton

Picton is our nearest town.

Either take a ferry from Wellington (3 hrs):
Interislander, Bluebridge

Or fly into Blenheim or Picton airport. Picton is 25mins drive north from Blenheim.
Air New Zealand, Sounds Air

From Picton to the lodge

Water transport to the lodge is available in Picton. Contact these operators for prices, timetables and information:

Cougar Line

If you stay with us on the first night of your Queen Charlotte Track walk, you will be dropped off at Ship Cove and walk 12 kms to the lodge.


If you ring to tell us your arrival time, we will try to meet you at the jetty. However this is not always possible.

On leaving the jetty, turn right and walk 5 minutes up the Queen Charlotte Track, follow the signs up the stairs.

Note the path is steep and may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.

See you soon!


The Blue Water Lodge Marlborough Sounds New Zealand