Anakiwa 401 is conveniently located just an hour and half from Nelson, under an hour from Blenheim and only 30 minutes from Picton if you’re coming over from Wellington. It is the closest accommodation in the bay to the start/end of the Queen Charlotte Track, the Anakiwa Outward Bound jetty and the beach – you just can’t beat it! Here is how you can reach us.
- By car — take the Queen Charlotte Scenic Drive, just a 35 minute drive (25km).
- By watertaxi — for Afternoon departures to and from Picton, contact Beachcomber Fun Cruises, Cougar Line or Picton Water Taxis.
- By minibus shuttle – Marlborough Shuttles 0800 20 30 27, Picton Shuttles 0800 25 25 20.
Take the Queen Charlotte Drive for 20kms (approx. 20 mins).
You have two choices from Blenheim – State Highway 1 via Picton or Highway 6 via Havelock, then along the Queen Charlotte Drive (total journey time is approx. 45 minutes).
Take State Highway 6 to Havelock. Then via the Queen Charlotte Drive to Anakiwa (total journey time approx. 1.25 hours).
Take one of the 2 ferries (Bluebridge or Interislander), an approx. 3 hour journey across the Cook Strait and through the picturesque Marlborough Sounds to Picton.
From Queen Charlotte Track:
We are located at the very end of the track (by the DOC sign!) and opposite the Anakiwa/Outward Bound Jetty. After completing the Track, stay with us overnight in Anakiwa. Make your last night on the Track with us in Anakiwa – there’ll be no need for you to rush your last day on the Track to catch the water taxi. Instead, on arrival here, you can sit and rest or take advantage of the activities on offer at the southern end of the Marlborough’s Queen Charlotte Sound. Return to Picton in the following days, relaxed and refreshed and ready to continue with your holiday through New Zealand.