Cougar Line and Raetihi Lodge have partnered services to offer a Magical Sounds Adventure Lunch Package (Bookings are Essential) to have lunch at the Lodge, and experience some amazing Marlborough Sounds scenery getting there. Check in at the Cougar Line office on the waterfront in Picton (look for 3 purple flags) prior to 11:15 am and depart at approx 11:30am for a wonderful day adventure in the Marlborough Sounds. The package includes:

The trip begins with a boat ride to Waterfall Bay Jetty in the Queen Charlotte Sound. From there you will be transferred by shuttle van to the beautiful Te Mahia Bay Jetty in the Kenepuru Sound. A Raetihi Lodge water transfer will pick you up and transfer you across the water to Raetihi Lodge. This remote lodge has a magnificent indoor/outdoor restaurant area with superb views. Choose any dish from their main lunch menu and sit back and relax following with a tea/coffee or non alcoholic beverage.(* extras such a wine or desserts at own cost.)
Return to Waterfall Bay jetty for a 3:15pm pickup. Enjoy the return journey to Picton with perhaps some stops at jetties along the way. Return time to Picton approx. 4:30pm.
Please Note.The weather in the Marlborough Sounds can change four seasons in one day. So make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing for all weather contingencies, water bottle, sunscreen etc.

  • 11.30am Departure from Picton Waterfront on the Cougar Line boat. Stunning views of the harbour and heads before crossing Queen Charlotte Sound to Waterfall Jetty where you’ll be collected by Raetihi Lodge staff.
  • Lunch at Raetihi Lodge overlooking the Kenepuru Sound
  • 4.30pm Arrive back in Picton

Comfort and Luxury on a relaxed afternoon cruise.

$110 per person. Valid October 15th 2016 until April 30th 2017.

Bookings Essential. Please contact Cougar Line Picton Office or Raetihi Lodge Reception to reserve your seat.

Freephone (New Zealand only): 0800 50 40 90 (NZ callers only)
Telephone (within New Zealand): 03 573 7925
Telephone (outside New Zealand): + 64 3 573 7925 (calling outside NZ)


All the comforts of a stylish home, blended with stunning scenery, service and food – Escape to Raetihi Lodge