Te Mahia Bay Resort is found in one of the most beautiful bays in the Marlborough Sounds, at the top end of the South Island, New Zealand.

Surround yourself with native birdsong and the soft lapping of the waves on the pebbly beach.

Te Mahia Bay Resort

As of the 1st May, the resort is  closed for the winter months and will reopen on the 20th September 2024. Bookings are open for the up and coming summer season- so  book early to secure your holiday accommodation.

  • Self contained Accommodation
  • Cafe Shop
  • Tinkers Kitchen (Seasonal)

We strongly advise that anyone who is bringing a boat for their holiday, to launch in Havelock and store your boat trailer there as the roads are deemed unsuitable for towing.

Kind regards,

Jann and Trevor Hook



“Although it’s only been a short stay- why has it been so special is: The beautifully appointed and decorated “beach house” themed apartment that was a joy to be in, the amazing views out the front, the mild and sunny Saturday, the devine food and delightful wine, the friendly hosts, the artworks ( in and out) and the perfect R & R in the peaceful scenic setting that was much needed. Bird song, lapping waves, hard to leave but… we’ve been here before and we will be back! Sarah & Shane Stephen, Mapua, Tasman”

Read our Journal

Thank you to all our wonderful customers for supporting us over the 2024 season.

May 6, 2024

We are closed for the Winter Season and will reopen on the 20th September 2024. We look forward to seeing you all again and welcoming new clients to Te Mahia.

Reopen for summer

December 8, 2022

Where would you rather be… at home cooking or relaxing on the cafe deck at Tinkers with a lovely meal and a cool beverage? Give us a call on 03 5734089 to make a reservation. Some exciting news!!! We are reopening on the 1st of December 2022 We are all looking forward to an exciting … Continue reading Reopen for summer

flowers blooming in a small garden in front of building

Spring is in the air

October 19, 2022

The Te Mahia staff are very excited that spring is here and the grounds are being rejuvenated with colourful garden flowers and foliage. The Tuis and Bell Birds are awaking each morning with their melodious dawn chorus and the Kereru are swooping majestically between the Kowhai and Pohutukawa trees. This is why we love living … Continue reading Spring is in the air

Te Mahia 

Hidden away in Kenepuru,

Lies a special wee place

Home to Tui and Keruru 

Nestled amongst the pungas and ferns,

Te Mahia appears after many twists and turns

It was 30 years ago Trevor and Jann came to the bay,

And they loved it so much they decided to stay

And in doing so created a haven for us all

A place to relax, unwind and have a ball

At dawn there’s a stillness

Mirrored by the sea

A glassy calm, full of promises yet to be

The Tui and bellbirds song calls us to wake

As we head out in our boats trying to catch our fisherman’s take

Our days filled with water sports, fishing and sun, 

Our evenings with nibbles, drinks and board game fun

This place has a magic that’s hard to describe

But is better than anything a doctor could prescribe

There’s a peace that descends

When enveloped in its embrace

And a childlike joy ripples across our face

As generations enjoy life’s simple pleasure 

We all feel as though this is our little treasure 

We’ve seen possums and dolphins and boats run adrift

And great men like Bill, Des and Stuart are sorely missed

The Kaitiaki/guardians

Work tirelessly in the background

But everyday they greet us with the warmest smiles all round

And while our first visits may have been for just a look, 

We all fell in love with this place sinker, line and Hook

By Kimberley Guy 31st December 2021

We, your hosts, Jann and Trevor Hook, welcome you on arrival and escort you to your room. Our personal touches are evident all around the resort making it a unique and special holiday environment.

All accommodation is self-catering and you have a choice of luxurious sea view apartments, spacious waterfront motel units or 2, 3  and 4 bedroom combinations in the gracious heritage building.

Tinkers Kitchen will be operating for the summer period from the beginning of December. There will also be a selection of café food, pizzas and frozen meals available for those who do not wish to self cater.

Te Mahia Bay Resort is your ideal holiday accommodation near Picton in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

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