The Marlborough Sounds is a marine playground and ecological haven covering one-fifth of New Zealand’s coastline. Home to secluded bays, historic sites, walking and cycling trails, marine reserves, island sanctuaries and places to stay tucked away in native bush – the cruising grounds of the Marlborough Sounds is a water lover’s paradise. more
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Located on Arapawa Island, Whekenui Bay, Marlborough Sounds. Three self-contained accommodation options sleeping multiple people. Surrounded by stunning vistas of Cook Strait, Tory Channel and the heads at the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. A great destination for a family holiday or break from busy city life.
Set on gently-rolling bush-clad hillside with the pristine-waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound lapping at the doorstep, this secluded and tranquil retreat is surrounded by the timeless-beauty of nature herself. Located in the heart of NZ, with no road access, it is easily accessible via a spectacular 30-minute water taxi ride from Picton or –for the privileged– a helicopter ride.
Mobile-friendly - Experience a taste of warm 'Kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the Bluebridge ferry service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of several sailings a day (except Christmas Day) between downtown Wellington and Picton - There's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo classic and modern sports cars, or yours. Enjoy up to five different cars touring the wonderful uncrowded roads of the South Island. Day or multi day trips on set dates or to your choice, taking in delightful destinations, riveting roads, characterful company, delicious dining, affable accommodation and stunning scenery!
Mobile-friendly - We provide award-winning, wildlife and conservation focused guided cruises and dolphin swimming experiences through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Those looking for the thrill of a lifetime can join us for our Dolphin Swim or View Experience or you could take part in our fully guided cruises to your choice of bird sanctuary islands or Historic Ship Cove.
Mobile-friendly - French Pass Beachfront Villas are the ideal base for you to explore French Pass, D'Urville Island and the western Marlborough Sounds. Your experience starts on the road to French Pass, a breath-taking drive through native bush gives way to a birds-eye view of Croisilles Harbour, the Outer Pelorus Sounds, Admiralty Bay and D'Urville Island.
Operating scheduled flights between Wellington, Karamea, Nelson and Takaka, Golden Bay. Spectacular scenic flights from Takaka and Abel Tasman. Fly/cruise packages to experience both Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay without retracing your steps. All flights connect with our daily shuttle services to Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman National Park. Rental Car available in Takaka to explore Golden Bay.
Mobile-friendly - Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine. Gourmet Sailing offers a variety of day and overnight private yacht charters around Nelson, Tasman Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy spectacular scenery, visit secluded beaches and indulge in local gourmet food and wine. All trips fully customised to suit, with the choice of a comfortable 51-foot or spacious 65-foot yacht.
Mobile-friendly - Grand Pacific Tours are the New Zealand coach holiday specialists offering a range of all inclusive, value for money holidays. We offer 5 categories of coach tour vacation packages namely; Affordable Coach Tours, Signature Coach Tours, Ultimate Small Group Tours, Cruise & Coach Tours and Special Interest Tours.
Mobile-friendly - Our warm, comfortable, affordable cottages are close to Nelson City. Surrounded by farmland and delightful native bush. Walking tracks with stunning views. Easy drive to Abel Tasman National park for kayaking, boating, tramping, seals and hidden bays and inlets. Wine trails to various boutique vineyards. We have it all.
Mobile-friendly - Havelock is located at the head of Pelorus Sound in the Marlborough Sounds. Gateway to the Nydia and Queen Charlotte tracks and the whole Marlborough area. Powered sites, Tent sites, cabins for those travelling on a budget but looking for comfort. Great location to fish or cruise the Sounds. 15 minutes to Marlborough's wineries. Peaceful and spacious, close to Blenheim.
Mobile-friendly - Latitude South takes you to the real New Zealand going that extra mile, delivering authentic and fulfilling luxury travel experiences. Our focus on small groups and privately-guided experiences allows you to delve into the wonderful aspects that make up New Zealand. We'll offer you once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, engaging local people, fantastic activities-unique experiences that will live on in your memory.
Mobile-friendly - Laurella Cottage is an exclusive boutique cottage situated right in the heart of Marlborough's wine region. Self-contained luxury accommodation, nestled into Upton Oaks Garden, a 5 Star Garden of National Significance. We warmly welcome you to Laurella Cottage, and invite you to experience the ambience, of a fully restored NZ 1850's, colonial cottage.
The Marlborough Sounds at the north of the South Island are a sinuous network of drowned river valleys, forming one of New Zealand's most distinctive land and seascapes. The Marlborough Sounds are made up by the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds.
Join us on luxury tours and cruises of the Marlborough region, featuring the best wine, seafood and scenery Marlborough has to offer. Your tour, your way - led by experienced local guides, focused on your enjoyment. Choose from a range of popular organised Marlborough tours or let us arrange a group tour for you.
Mobile-friendly - Marlborough is the premier wine region of New Zealand. Whatever your budget Marlborough Wine Tours has the perfect tour for you. Join one of our daily small group wine tours or a private wine tour for your group or let us customise a luxury private wine tour for you.
Mobile-friendly - A rural retreat on the Queen Charlotte Track. Guests can stay in the farmhouse or camp in our sheltered orchard. Meals using our own fresh produce are available for guests and track walkers. Kayaks and fishing gear available for hire. Access via watertaxi or walking/biking the Queen Charlotte Track.
New Zealand guided walking adventures. We are a specialist adventure tour company with decades of experience running small-group tours with the best Kiwi guides. Enjoy hikes on the Milford, Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks plus Mt Cook and Arthurs Pass. See more on our website.
Mobile-friendly - Perfectly situated at the halfway point on the Queen Charlotte Track at Kenepuru Head, Ngahere Hou invites you to take a half-time break in style. "Glam-Camping" in a 6-metre Yurt or Summerhouse cabin. Set in a 40 acre private bush reserve with stunning views down the Kenepuru Sound, this is an off-the-grid eco experience to treasure.
Our modern lodge caters for people who enjoy peace and tranquillity and the special things that nature has to offer. Whether you are just looking for a night’s rest after your walk along the Queen Charlotte Track, or wanting a few days "away from it all", the warm hospitality of your hosts will ensure that your stay is memorable.
Mobile-friendly - Located on the western side of the Marlborough Sounds facing Tasman Bay in peaceful Okiwi Bay, is a small, friendly holiday park and lodge. This is the perfect setting for a relaxed or active holiday. Explore the rugged coastline and secluded bays or enjoy the riches of the sea with excellent fishing and diving.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Pelorus Air. We can offer a variety of Scenic Flight options for 2-15 people. From our base in Picton, we provide easy access from Wellington, Paraparaumu and Nelson - to some of the far reaches of the area. In the Marlborough Sounds we service airstrips in Port Gore, Nopera, D'Urville Island, Elie Bay and Northwest Bay.
The Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy forest and river scenery, in one of the last stands of river flat forest in Marlborough. The reserve is located midway between Blenheim and Nelson, on SH6, 18 km west of Havelock.
Mobile-friendly - During our summer season, Nov-Apr, you can join us on our Mail Boat 7-days a week, from May-Oct, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. With our all-day cruises, you'll visit isolated homesteads nestled in secluded bays, delivering supplies/mail the way it has been done for decades. View mussel farms and see why Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world.
Smiths Farm Holiday Park is the perfect base from which to relax and explore the Marlborough Sounds. 30 minutes from the ferry. Clean, modern facilities, comfortable standard cabins, self-contained units, and motels. Powered and non-powered sites ideal for campers, caravans and campervans. Linkwater is situated between Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds.
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Relax and enjoy Christmas Day with our very special Punga Cove Christmas Lunch, a gourmet 4-course menu selection at our hilltop Punga Fern Restaurant, prepared lovingly by our onsite chefs. Let us take care of all ...
Where: Punga Cove Resort, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Endeavour Inlet,, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 25th December 2019
To: 4:30pm on Wednesday 25th December 2019
Christmas Lunch at Paradise
This Christmas, let us do all the work for you. Bring your family and friends to The Portage for the Frank's famous Christmas Day feast! Indulge yourself with traditional carvery meats & other hot items, seafood, salads ...
Where: The Portage Resort Hotel, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Keneperu Sound, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 12:00am on Wednesday 25th December 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 25th December 2019
Christmas Lunch: SOLD OUT
Let this year's Christmas Day be a very special one with the Furneaux Lodge Christmas Lunch prepared lovingly by our onsite chefs. Let us take care of all the details, while you relax on Christmas day with family and ...
Where: Furneaux Lodge, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 25th December 2019
To: 4:30pm on Wednesday 25th December 2019
Maud Island/Te Pakeka - Pelorus Sounds Tour
Join Pelorus Tours and DOC for a memorable trip through the beautiful Pelorus Sound and to Te Pakeka/Maud Island. Visit a mussel farm, nesting Shags and the Gannet colony at Waimaru (weather permitting). On Maud ...
Where: Maud Island, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Marlborough Sounds, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 8:45am on Sunday 5th January 2020
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 26th January 2020
The Dan Bolton Quartet 2020 New Zealand Tour
One of Australia’s foremost jazz singer/songwriter/pianists, Dan Bolton will be appearing at Le Cafe for the first time as part of his 2020 New Zealand tour. His songs are 21st Century standards, incorporating elements ...
Where: Le Cafe, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: 12/14 London Quay, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020
To: 10:30pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020
The Great Momorangi Treasure Hunt
Come and discover natures treasures in The Great Momorangi Treasure Hunt. You’ll be given a list of nature's treasures to find, then learn how to identify them using old-fashioned ID books and new-fangled ID apps! Fun ...
Where: Momorangi Bay Campground, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: 2000 Queen Charlotte Drive, Momorangi Bay, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 9th January 2020
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 9th January 2020
Giesen Wines New Year
One of the longest running and largest keelboat regattas in the country. The Giesen New Year Regatta attracts boats from all parts of New Zealand and is sailed in five divisions across two days. Preceded by a Friday ...
Where: Waikawa Boating Club, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Waikawa Marina, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 4:00pm on Friday 10th January 2020
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 12th January 2020
Summer Sounds Music Festival
Summer Sounds Music Festival Op Shop Lead Singer Jason Kerrison is coming to the Marlborough Sounds to perform live at the Summer Sounds Music Festival, hosted by the Queen Charlotte Tavern in Linkwater....gateway to ...
Where: The Queen Charlotte Tavern, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: 1162 Queen Charlotte Dr, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 4:00pm on Saturday 11th January 2020
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 11th January 2020
Pirate School With Artist and Educator Caroline Della Porter
Join our local artist and heritage educator Caroline Della Porter for some pirate fun! Find some treasure, dress like a pirate and dont forget to try some lime cordial to keep the scurvy away and a ship biscuit, ...
Where: Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: 1 Auckland St, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 11:00am on Monday 13th January 2020
To: 2:00pm on Thursday 16th January 2020
Marlborough Sounds Day Excursion: Hiking, Lunch, Boat Ride
Experience the beauty of the outer Marlborough Sounds with a one-of-a-kind day trip. You will board a water taxi in Havelock and take a 40-minute boat ride through the idyllic Pelorus Sound. At Homewood Bay Lodge, you ...
Where: Homewood Bay Lodge, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Old Homewood Bay, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Saturday 25th January 2020
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 1st March 2020