We caught the Water Taxi and roared down the Sounds along some other people who were going to walk the Marlborough Walk. A great scenic but quite energetic walk, we have walked parts of it but are unlikely to ever walk the whole way as it is just too far for unfit us.
There is road access to Punga Cove but the road is long and narrow and winding, some of it is gravel too. We have driven there twice and that is enough, much nicer and quicker in the water taxi.
We were met at the wharf and our luggage carted away up the hill to the Lodge where we shall be the only people in a huge 5 bedroom house. Plenty of room to move and we have the best room in the house, just look at the veiw from the window; our very own Punga (tree fern) just outside our room.
We quickly settled in and went back down the hill to lunch at the Boatshed Cafe on the wharf. Really delicious pininis filled with smoked chicken and cranberry sauce, yummy served with lots of chips, enjoyed out in the sunshine enjoying the view.
We lunched here each day. In the evening we dined in the big restaurant
high up on the side of the hill, the view from up there is lovely a water taxi is at the wharf dropping people off in this photo.