Access Information for Te Mahia

Important Information:

During the storm event in August 2022, significant damage occurred on many roads in the
Marlborough Sounds, including the Kenepuru and Te Mahia Roads. This has meant that the roads are closed to the public and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Do Not Rely on Google Maps for Road Information - as it is incorrect, as the roads are still closed.

Access is now by boat or water taxi, departing from Havelock Marina. 'Pay and Display' parking is available at the Havelock Marina, the cost is $6.00 per day.


Marlborough District Council is currently subsidizing water taxi transport- this means you can get $25 off the price of the watertaxi.


You can make your bookings by
contacting the water taxi companies directly.


Departing from Havelock- direct to Te Mahia Wharf

Departing from Picton to Waterfall Bay  (Note if you use this option you will need to walk the 40 mins over the hill to Te Mahia)

  • These Water taxis from Picton are on scheduled runs at specific times.

    • Beachcomber Cruises  0800 62 45 26
    • Cougar Line  03 573 7925
  • For those guests walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, you can still have your bags delivered to Waterfall Bay for collection by the Te Mahia staff.


Please note we are unable to transport guests over the hill from Waterfall or Mistletoe Bay due to the road closure for vehicles, but this access is still viable for walkers and bikers.