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There are long protected coves, clear water and sand coves.
There are long protected coves, clear seas and sand coves. Walk through the woods or kayaking around the promontory to explore a new place every single second. Wooded mounds tower sharply out of the ocean, surrounded by protected coves and sand coves. There are three major rivers - Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds.
This picturesque play area has over 50 reservations managed by the Department of Conservation. In order to really get away from it, take a one or more days walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. You can also spend the night in the remote coves by the water, some of which can only be reached by ferry or heli.
The Marlborough Sounds and what we do
You can watch our videos above to get an insight into our Marlborough Sounds back yard. With over 25 years of transportation expertise to and from the Queen Charlotte Railway, Marlborough Sounds Resort and Residential properties. We' ve planned to depart every day and you can rely on your Marlborough Sounds adventure to go as planned.
The Marlborough Sounds | Marlborough, New Zealand
Marlborough Sounds consist of four different sounds - Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru, Pelorus and Mahau, at the tip of New Zealand's South Island. Marlborough Sounds' meandering waters provide excellent boat trips, angling, scuba dives and animal observation inclusive delphin spotlight. Start your journey to the Marlborough Sounds from the two coastal towns of Picton and Havelock.
Take a sightseeing trip aboard a luxury yacht charters, your own yacht or canoe, or drive along the scenic Queen Charlotte Park and enjoy stunning vistas of our wide sea-drowned canyons. Continue and head to d'Urville Island, reachable via Okiwi Bay and French Pass. Watch diving boobies, go dolphins or swim, see sun-bathing fur seals and even crossing orcas.
Get to one of the many hotels, B&Bs or cottages spread all over the sound, some of which can only be reached by boat/copter. Sixty per cent of New Zealand Greenshell mussels and 75 per cent of New Zealand bred lox come from Marlborough. Take a shellfish boat trip and sample some of the finest Marlborough wines with a taste of some of the finest regional cuisine.
You can explore the legendary Queen Charlotte Trail on horseback, via MTB or seakayak for one or more nights. This 70 km long route leads through breathtaking scenery with accommodations and canteens along the way. Watch dolphins and find out more about the seafood you see along the way, which includes birds and seal.
Ship Cove at Queen Charlotte Sound, the place of the Maori and Pakeha culture gathering and the beginning of the Queen Charlotte track. Children's playground, all age groups racing rafts, brick ship racing, appearances by young native talents and domestic art. Cruise to one of the shellfish, oak tree or fish farming sites within our beautiful waters to see some of our beautiful shellfish being sown.
Awaken early in the Marlborough Sounds for a breathtaking morning choir, as Joseph Banks said when he was visiting Queen Charlotte Sounds with Captain Cook. Jump from the Lochmara Lodge to the glittering sounds below, or try out the famous Lochmara Sledge. From Picton, take Marlborough's specialist dive and scenic dive operator to see and even dive with them in the protected water of Queen Charlotte Sound.