Marlborough Sounds Beach Front Accommodation

Your Sanctuary in the Sounds


Punga Fern Restaurant & Bar

Our fine dining award-winning restaurant offers à la carte dining with international flair. "The art of living begins at the table." Here we take our time. Our dishes are refined with Marlborough's finest produce, wild game and seafood plus a little spice and flavour. This is the cuisine of patience and passion.

In our cellar, we stock a large range of Marlborough's best wines to complement your dining experience. We also have a wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages as well as beers, spirits, and cocktails. The restaurant seats forty people internally and additional seating is available outside, weather permitting, on our three elevated decks that surround the restaurant. We are open every day for breakfast and dinner.

The Boatshed Café & Bar

Soak up the sun at the Boatshed Café & Bar. The historic Boatshed where many well known boats have been built is now a unique establishment, set right over the water with a large jetty area & outdoor seating. Fully licensed bar serving a great range of local craft beers, Marlborough and international wines, cocktails, soft drinks & espresso coffee. Want some snacks with your drinks? Fresh homemade stone-baked pizzas and delicious bar meals and snacks are cooked to order. During the autumn/winter months, the Boatshed is open through the day for coffee, drinks, snacks and lunch. Evening meals are available in the Punga Fern restaurant. Open 7 days.

Boatshed Cafe/Bar Menu

Restaurant Summer menu 2018

Your accommodation options at Punga Cove

Tasteful and stylish accommodation set in native New Zealand bush.


We have 5 suite options featuring open plan living and extensive views of the bay.


Our chalets sleep 2-3 people, with kitchenette, ensuite bathroom and private decks.


Our lodge is comfortable and would suit a large family group or groups of friends, some rooms with shared facilties


Our more affordable accommodation available for single travellers, with 7 single rooms and 1 double room option.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Set amongst stunning scenery in the magnificent waterways of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, Punga Cove is the perfect retreat for people wanting to relax in style.