Queen Charlotte Track is a great way to appreciate the Marlborough Sounds, either walking, biking or kayaking. This is a 67-kilometre track that passes through lush coastal forest, around coves and inlets, offering breathtaking views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru sounds, suitable for people of average fitness. You can take as many days as you wish and you can stay in diverse accommodations or back-to-nature campsites. If you wish to have a guided tour, you can arrange a packaged tour. In the summer you can have daily departures to experience the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track.
70 km one way
3 - 5 days. Day walks available.
Intermediate: Grade 3
Advanced: Grade 4
This ten-minute drive yields history and views, with a track that passes earthworks of an old pa site on its way to a beautiful view of the Marlborough Sounds. Head toward Port Underwood from Picton to find the Karaka Point car park.
The Marlborough Sounds offers a wide variety of fishing. If you are looking for a guided fishing trip, an experienced and local skipper will take you to the breathtaking coves and bays in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. Many species are living in the underwater world, for example snapper, blue cod, butterfish and mussels.
Guided hunting tours are also available in Marlborough and is another way to appreciate the beauty of the Marlborough landscape. You can go hunting for wild boar or goats in a prehistoric forest on a private estate.