The truth is there are not a lot of facilities in the Marlborough Sounds. No supermarkets, no McDonalds, no Coffee Shops, no fish ‘n chips (other than do it yourself), no doctors, dentist, candlestick makers, and if you are looking for a hairdresser or a beauty parlour then you are stiff out of luck.
Here’s what is out there:
Diesel – Elaine Bay and French Pass
Queen Charlotte Sound
Restaurants & Accommodation – Lochmara Lodge, Bay of Many Coves, Punga Cove, Furneaux Lodge, (during the ‘season’) and you should check first.
Accomodation only – Mahana Lodge http://www.mahanalodge.co.nz/ Endevour Resort & Fishing Lodge
Diesel – Waikawa and Picton Marinas
Natural beauty and wildlife – just open your eyes; everywhere in abundance.
If you are looking for a nude beach where you want to let it all hang free then most anywhere and everywhere is just fine – take your pick!