The Great Outdoors

Marlborough is situated in the centre of a wilderness playground from the sheltered waters of the Sounds, to the alpine grandeur of Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Park. The Marlborough Sounds is renowned for its many wilderness attractions like The Queen Charlotte Track and many more adventurous excursions.


70 km one way

walking ang tramping

3 - 5 days. Day walks available.

mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Advanced: Grade 4

Sauvignon Blanc

Great View

Karaka Point

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.

Karaka Point


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.