When I was looking for a place to get married in the Marlborough sounds, I came across this place - and nothing else compared!
The scenery is beautiful, native bush surrounds the complex, and the sound of native birds adds to it.
There are 3 different types of accommodation there, and they're all beautifully decorated. They have everything you need, plus more - right down to fresh flowers on the table. :)
My husband and I have been back a few times since we got married (2003) and it just keeps getting better! The owners - Trevor and Jann, make you feel like family, not guests, from the moment you arrive. They are more than happy to help, if you want to explore the sounds, with the best advice.
As there is no restaurant, you need to bring your own food, but they have a small shop & cafe, with the essentials, including gourmet frozen foods, which are delicous, and as I found out from our last visit last month, they also now have wine & beer. - which was handy for someone like me who ran out! ;)
Plus there are barbeques scattered around as well.
There are kayaks & dingys you can hire to go and explore, plus fishing lines too. My husband caught a fish off the wharf that we had for dinner. :)
The best way to get there is take a water taxi from Picton, it's a 20 min trip.
It's a very hard place to leave as it's so beautiful, peaceful & relaxing and I can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Te Mahia Bay Resort- …” The Place of a Special Happening”… Take the time to savour those special moments that only happen at Te Mahia. Naturally Beautiful…Te Mahia is nestled in the most picturesque secluded bay in the Marlborough Sounds. The perfect place for swimming and other water based activities which include boat launching and moorings as well as kayak hire for our guests.Jann & Trevor offer you a choice of Luxury Seaview Apartments, Spacious Waterfront Motels or Gracious Heritage Units. All of our accommodation styles are fully self catering, specializing in those added personal touches which make us truly unique.We have the pleasure of offering you: A small store for your grocery needs, an on-license for your beverage requirements, a selection of Delectable Frozen Gourmet Meals,Stone Grilled Pizzas,a selection of wonderful coffees and cakes and a delightful array of gift items.Easy access to the Queen Charlotte Track and other scenic bush walks, allow yourself the luxury of time to drift off to sleep with the lapping of the waves and then wake up to the magical call of our resident native birds. Traveling is a breeze… only one hours drive from Picton or 1 1/2 hours from Blenheim, or a convenient 15 mins by water taxi from Picton.Relax in the beautiful peaceful atmosphere at Te Mahia, where we have established beautiful gardens and quaint outdoor barbeque areas for your convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Te Mahia Bay Hotel Picton