One of New Zealand's Luxury Lodges, Bay of Many Coves Resort overlooks a quiet bay within the Marlborough Sounds with kayaking and hiking the Queen Charlotte Track popular here


Bay of Many Coves Lodge is a small luxury hotel perched within the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand's South Island. Nestled between native bushland and a quiet bay, guests enjoy privacy and panoramic views at this luxury lodge with direct access to the Queen Charlotte Track. Accommodation options at the resort include one, two or three bedroom apartments and one exclusive suite opening onto a private deck with hot tub overlooking the bay. Experience options include kayaking, paddle boarding, taking a dip in the heated pool, and hiking the Queen Charlotte Track to surrounding bays. Cruise and helicopter experiences also depart from the resort. Dining at Bay of Many Coves is a highlight of any stay, with a three course dinner included each evening at the onsite restaurant.

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What's Included
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily three course dinner
  • Complimentary use of kayaks and paddle boards
  • Includes NZ 15% GST
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Location & Access

Located within the Marlborough Sounds at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Access the resort by helicopter, seaplane or boat from Picton. Direct air transfers from Wellington are also possible. There is a private jetty and helipad onsite.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Two bedroom Kereru Suite for its private outdoor spa

Suitable For

Couples and families

Best Nearby Walk

The iconic Queen Charlotte Track

Best Nearby Park

Able Tasman National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Cruise the Marlborough Sounds for a taste of fresh Greenshell mussels

Best Place for Relaxation

In the Cedar hot tub or at Miritu Spa



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Frequently asked questions

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When is the best time to hike the Queen Charlotte Track?

The weather in this region is relatively mild so the Queen Charlotte Track can be hiked year-round.