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The Portage Resort Hotel, Picton, New Zealand

The Portage Resort Hotel has a rich history as a special holiday place for New Zealanders. The resort is tucked into a wide, quiet bay, and the guest rooms are spread throughout the gardens with a range of views; particularly of the spectacular Kenepuru Sound. The rooms themselves are relatively simple in style, but all have en suite facilities and most have small private deck areas.

The main building features open friendly spaces clustered around an open fire, and the lounge bar spreads to its own conservatory and onto the outdoor deck. The key feature of The Portage is the wealth of experiences and activities on offer for guests. Focusing on water, walks and wine, these experiences can be a 30 minute nature ramble or a full day hike; a sightseeing cruise or sea kayaking; enjoying fine food and wine or a serious session of wine tasting with a local Marlborough winemaker.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.