Be surrounded by nature’s beauty.


The Boatshed Café & Bar

May-October hours: open daily 9.30am, dining 11am-6.30pm - see the all-day menu...

Soak up the sun and the water views at the Boatshed Café & Bar while you enjoy coffee, drinks, snacks, lunch or dinner. 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. Fresh homemade stone-baked pizzas and delicious bar meals and snacks are cooked to order.

Our fully licensed bar serves a great range of local craft beers, Marlborough wines, cocktails, soft drinks and espresso coffee.  

Punga Fern Restaurant & Bar

Open daily for buffet breakfast 7.30-9.30am 

Open daily for à la carte dinner 6-9.30pm - see the dinner menu...

Our smart casual award-winning restaurant offers à la carte dining with a local flavour - "the art of living begins at the table".  

The restaurant seats forty people internally and additional seating is available outside, weather permitting, on our three elevated decks that surround the restaurant. 

September-April we are open for buffet breakfast and à la carte dinner. 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.

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Boatshed Cafe All-day menu - sample

Punga Fern Restaurant Dinner menu - sample

Accommodation at Punga Cove

We offer a range of hillside accommodation featuring scenic water views for couples, groups and those on a budget.

Frond Suites

Five premium 1-bedroom hillside suites with water views. King bed or twin beds - sleeps two.


Four comfortable 2-bedroom apartments with water views. King bed or twin beds – sleeps four.

Fern Studios

Two spacious studios with water views. King bed or twin beds - sleeps two.

Koru Chalets

Six cosy retro chalets with water views. Queen bed – sleeps two.

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.