Buccaneer Lodge

Located only 4 km from Picton, near the Waikawa Marina in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound, The Buccaneer Lodge offers spacious, modern, ensuited rooms for the budget conscious traveller.  After a hard day walking the Queen Charlotte Track or perhaps kayaking in the sounds, why not sit on the balcony and enjoy a cold glass of local Sauvignon Blanc while taking in the peaceful marina and stunning sea views.

The Buccaneer Lodge is owner operated and is a warm, friendly, comfortable home away from home.

Located close to local walks, restaurant, cafe, bar and safe swimming beach in beautiful Waikawa Bay,  Picton.


The Buccaneer Lodge is located in beautiful Waikawa Bay, a short drive from the seaport village of Picton, the main entry and exit point when travelling between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. 

Picton has daily ferry services to and from Wellington as well as regular flights via Sounds Air to Wellington. 

There is a train that departs daily to Christchurch and there are many bus and shuttle services that can take you to and from Nelson, Blenheim and the West Coast. 

Marlborough is known for its wonderful Wine and the 1500kms of coastline that make up the Marlborough Sounds. 

The Marlborough Sounds offers many ways to relax whether it be a day trip on the Mail boat, a cruise to the Queen Charlotte Track or swimming with dolphins. 

There are many fishing trips based from Picton along with Wine Tours to Blenheim and sea kayaking in and around the bays.

The following links may be of interest to ensure you make the most of your holiday in Marlborough:

Things to do in Picton

Marlborough Sounds & Queen Charlotte TrackBoat Charter & Hire



Kayak, Hike & Bike

Queen Charlotte Track accommodation

Picton Museums

Restaurants close to The Buccaneer Lodge

How to get here:

  • Cook Strait ferries
    • Experience the stunning scenery of the Tory Channel as you make your ferry crossing - you may even be lucky and spot some dolphins or whales.
    • Bluebridge or The Interislander
  • Air

The trip from Wellington or Christchurch includes awesome views of the Marlborough Sounds with Soundsair

  • Bus

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