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Marlborough Sounds

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Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds is renown for its 1500 km's of coastline. It is the home of The Queen Charlotte Track which is quickly becoming one of New Zealand's iconic hiking tracks. Dolphin watching, fishing and just plain relaxing are other activities to be enjoyed here.
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Major Attractions

The Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island are one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in New Zealand.

Many visitors to Marlborough arrive by ferry through the glorious maze of deep coves and bays of Tory Channel and Queen Charlotte Sound. Sail, paddle, kayak or motor through this picturesque maritime area. Fine restaurants and accommodation lodges are scattered throughout the Sound.

Accommodation Guide

The Marlborough Sounds offers a wide range of accommodation options in a variety of locations.

Activity Guide

The Marlborough Sounds offer so much for all to do.

Shopping Guide

Find out where you can buy provisions you may require when exploring the magnificent Marlborough Sounds

Wine & Food Guide

Find out the dining experience that the MArlborough Sounds have to offer.

Transport Guide

More than most places there are many options to get to the Marlborough Sounds and to get around while you are visiting.

Tourism Services

Experienced assistance available to help you with the many choices available.

Key Facts

Average Daily Temperatures:
max / min Summer (Dec-Feb): 22°C / 12°C
  Autumn (Mar-May): 18°C / 8°C
  Winter (Jun-Aug): 12°C / 3°C
  Spring (Sept-Nov): 17°C / 7°C
Average Annual Rainfall: 812mm


Other Places of Interest

Blenheim - the main town of Marlborough and a central base for vineyard visits.

Picton - Marlborough's main commercial port with access to Queen Charlotte Sound.

Queen Charlotte Track - walking track through the Queen Charlotte Sounds.

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