Endeavour Inlet – Furneaux & Punga Cove Lodges

One of the great things about boating in the Sounds, is the range of hospitality options available within close range. If you’re not heading back to Picton or Waikawa Marinas in a hurry, you can look forward to stepping off your vessel onto dry land and into the arms of luxury for a good meal or even a Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration with a difference.

We checked in with Furneaux and Punga Cove lodges to see what’s on offer this season:

Punga Cove

Punga Cove offers a range of accommodation options, a large floating jetty, and has a fantastic restaurant.

It’s one of our favourite places to step off the boat and enjoy some time ashore – and they will arrange moorings and tender transfers to make it easy. Punga’s Fern Restaurant offers beautiful food and sweeping views for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu features fresh local cuisine – and even packed lunches. They are open on Christmas Day and when we checked in with them, had tables available to book for your celebration meal.

Bookings can be made online. To book a mooring call VHF 63. Its Boatshed Café and Bar will be open a little later in the season.

Furneaux Lodge

An icon in the Marlborough Sounds, Furneaux Lodge really turns it on over the holiday season with live music and events.

  • 25 Dec Midge,  Traditional Xmas Fayre Buffet $120 pp, kids $60
  • 26 Dec Germiwi, Mexican Pop up $75 pp, kids $40
  • 27 Dec Germiwi, Low n Slow BBQ $75 pp, kids $40
  • 28 Dec Midge, Indian Pop up $75 pp, Kids $40
  • 29 Dec Midge, Asian Pop up $75 pp, Kids $40
  • 30 Dec Germiwi, Smokehouse BBQ, $75 pp, Kids $40
  • 31 Dec Germiwi, Mexican Pop up, $95 pp, Kids 50
  • 1 Jan Midge, International BBQ, $95 pp, Kids 50
  • 2 Jan Midge, Italian Pop Up, $75 pp, kids $40

Furneaux Lodge serves breakfast from 8am-10am, lunch from 12pm-3pm, and dinner from 6pm-9pm.

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