Located in Waikawa Bay, Picton, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Ideal Base for Visitors to the Marlborough Region

Tigers Den Luxury Lodge is located in Waikawa Bay just 2km from picturesque Picton situated at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Picton is the largest town in the Marlborough Sounds where the inter-island ferry arrives and departs daily between the North and South Island to New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.


Picton is a popular tourism destination and is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. Nestled on an attractive foreshore, Picton offers enjoyable activities ranging from fishing, dolphin and seal watching to award winning Eco tours, mountain biking, kayaking and guided and freedom walks. Picton township offers a good selection of arts, crafts and souvenirs, waterfront cafes and superb restaurants.

Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds encompasses twenty percent of New Zealand's coastline and consists of three sounds - the Queen Charlotte Sound, the Keneperu Sound and the Perlorus Sound. The beautiful waters of Queen Charlotte Sound offer all kinds of water sports and activities. Explore the private bays and coves or spend time experiencing the natural shoreline. Launches, yachts, powerboats and sea kayaks can be chartered or hired and fishing, diving and scenic trips are available.


Blenheim, the closest city, is 20km from Picton and situated on the Wairau Plains. Blenheim is New Zealand’s largest planted area of grapes and definitely worth a trip to many of its wineries to sample award winning wines.


Travel down the east coast to Kaikoura. Whale watching tours dominate the local industry and in addition to whales you will see dolphins, albatross and seals. Kaikoura is also famous for its crayfish and sampling the fresh seafood is a must for any visitor.

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Getting to Tigers Den, Waikawa Bay, Picton, New Zealand

International flights arrive in the major centres of Auckland and Wellington in the North Island and Christchurch in the South Island. Once in New Zealand there is an extensive domestic air service linking all major centres and most of the smaller cities and towns. These services are complemented by regional airlines, charter companies and scenic flight operators.

Options for Getting to Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

Fly to Wellington and then either fly or take the Interislander ferry to Picton. This is the fastest way to Picton.

Fly to Auckland and take a direct flight to Blenheim.

Fly to Christchurch and then fly, drive or take a train to Picton.

Getting to Tigers Den

From the Picton Ferry Terminal to Tigers Den

1. Head South on Auckland St toward Dublin Street
2. Turn left at Dublin Street
3. Continue on Waikawa Road
4. Turn left at Beach Road
5. Turn left at Marina Drive

From Highway One South to Tigers Den

1. Head north on Auckland St toward Dublin Street
2. Turn right at Dublin Street
3. Continue on Waikawa Road
4. Turn left at Beach Road
5. Turn left at Marina Drive