Kenepuru Water Taxi

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Please note: While we mainly use the Raetihi Lodge as a destination in the documentation below, it is only used as an example. We can transport you to or from any destination within Kenepuru for the same price.

Once you have filled in this transport request, we will contact you by email to finalise your travel intinerary. We can send you an invoice with the banking details on it, or you can pay cash on the day of travel, as we do not take credit cards.

All bookings for transfers & trips are a minimum of 2 adult passengers within the Kenepuru and 4 passengers to and from Havelock.

The prices shown here are indicative only as a group discount may apply.

If you want to contact us directly, please email us on info@kenepuru.co.nz or phone (64) 03 573 4344

Please select from the following travel pickup points:

Transport from Picton or Torea Bay

From Picton To Kenepuru Sound by Water taxi: We do not have a water taxi of our own in the Queen Charlotte Sound but can book you with either of two water taxi companies that operate out of Picton. They will take you across the Queen Charlotte Sound to Torea Bay, were you will be met by Pete with our van (Licensed Passenger Service), brought over the hill and then by our water taxi to your destination within Kenepuru Sound.

Your choices are:

Cougar Line Water Taxis depart Picton at 10:00am, 1:30pm (and 6:00pm summer only). Their pickup times for your return trip at Torea Bay are 10:45am, 12:45pm and 4:15pm.

Arrow Water Taxis are booked ‘on demand’ and are great value for groups of 3 or more.

Once you have booked these, proceed with the details below and let us know which operator you have choosen (use the comments box below), so we can co-ordinate with them on the day. Please put in the time your water taxi is departing Picton / Torea.

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

What is your destination:

The typical price for an adult oneway fare is $47.50 and $95.00 for a return trip. Please select the day and time for arrival and if applicable the return trip.

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Portage / Queen Charlotte Track walkers

Anyone walking the Queen Charlotte Track and having a ‘Track Pass’ for transporting their bags, need to contact us to arrange pickup of your bags, as the cost from the Queen Charlotte Sound to Kenepuru Sound is not covered in your pass.

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

What is your destination:

The typical price for an adult oneway fare is $47.50 and $95.00 for a return trip. Please select the day and time for arrival and if applicable the return trip.

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Transport from Te Mahia

Drive to Te Mahia: It’s only 45 - 50 minutes driving from Havelock or 60 minutes from Picton. There is parking by the wharf. (Click here for directions to Te Mahia) Please note that most car navigation systems over estimate the driving times on this route.

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

What is your destination:

The typical price for an adult oneway fare is $32.00 and $64.00 for a return trip. Please select the day and time for arrival and if applicable the return trip.

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You can request the times that aren't shown as an option, by asking for availability in the comment box, as due to the time of the year, we may be able to transfer you at your the preferred time.


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Transport from Havelock

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

What is your destination:

We can ferry you to and from Havelock by arrangement. We charge a minimum of $180.00. This includes up to four people on board.

If you are driving by car to Havelock, the other option is to drive to Te Mahia which is only 45 - 50 minutes from Havelock. There is free parking by the Te Mahia wharf, and you can be picked up from there.

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You can request the times that aren't shown as an option, by asking for availability in the comment box, as due to the time of the year, we may be able to transfer you at your the preferred time.


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Cruises / Activities

Fancy walking part of the Queen Charlotte Track while staying here? If you are staying at Te Mahia or The Peppers Portage, we can transport you between the two points.

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

The typical price for an adult fare is $35.00 for this trip. Please select the day and time for your water taxi trip.

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If you are staying at Raetihi Lodge and would like to do the day walk Queen Charlotte Track between Portage and Te Mahia, then this option is for you.

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

What is you pickup point:

The typical price for an adult fare is $65.00 for this return trip. Please select the day and times for your water taxi trips.

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How about a trip up and down the Pelorus Sound on the Mailboat?

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

What is you pickup point:

The typical price for an adult is $75.00 for a return trip. Please select the day for your trip. We will contact you the day before your trip to confirm the actual pickup time, as these can change depending on the tides.


While in the Kenepuru Sound, why not explore a bit more? How about just cruising around? You come on board Kenepuru1 and we show you the Marlborough Sounds the way they are meant to be visited: By boat!

Cruises can be booked for 1hrs, 1½hrs, 2hrs or longer by arrangement.

16 years and over pay full fare.
years 10 - 15 pay half price
years 0 - 9 travel free (with adults)

What is you pickup point:

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Other

Anything else? Send us a request and we will see what we can do for you. Use the message box below. Please give as many details as possible; ie - date, place of pick up, destination, number of people, & ages of children.

If you want to contact us directly, please email us on info@kenepuru.co.nz or phone (64) 03 573 4344


Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. All data supplied to us will only be used to fulfil our business requirements and not be disclosed to third parties unless instructed by legal authorities if New Zealand. We reserve the right to change our policies at any time.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your trip more than 24 hours before - no charge. Between 24 hours & 12 hours - 50% charge. If you cancel less than 12 hours prior to the booked time we will charge the full amount.

Safety First

We cannot be held responsible for changes in weather conditions or mechanical failures and reserve the right to cancel a trip if we deem it unsafe, we put your and our safety first. We will do our best to get you to your destination as soon as we can organise an alternative/suitable time.