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Explore Marlborough

Explore Marlborough

It's unforgettable!

Gorgeous coastal views, the stunning Marlborough Sounds, and native bush – the Queen Charlotte Track is utterly unique. Combining the best of New Zealand walking and biking with a seamless network of cruise and pack transfers, resorts and lodges and great food and wine, whether you’re here for one day or five, the 73.5 km Queen Charlotte Track is brilliant every day.

Blenheim - The perfect base to begin your explorations of Marlborough's wineries and other attractions.

  • Visit a local winery to sample the world famous Sauvignon Blanc
  • Explore the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and their displays of rare World War I and World War II aircraft and memorabilia.
  • Lunch amongst the vines at a local winery restaurant.

Picton - the gateway to the Queen Charlotte Sound

  • The starting point for your trip to the Queen Charlotte Track, rich in maritime history.
  • Arrive by very to get magnificent views of the many bays and cove of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Visit Havelock 

  • Taste the local delicacy Greenshell mussels
  • Drive to Anakiwa to begin your walking trip on the Queen Charlotte Track

Awatere Valley  with magnificent views of the pacific coast.

  • Take a guided tour of Molesworth Station, New Zealand's largest high country farm station.
  • View the region's highest peak, Mount Tapuae-o-uenuku, central to Māori legend and the tip of the Southern Alps.
Useful Local Links

Local Weather Information metservice.com

Track Updates / Alerts doc.govt.nz

Marlborough i-SITEs andDestination Marlborough MarlboroughNZ.com

New Zealand Cycle Trail nzcycletrail.com

Tourism New Zealand newzealand.com

Forest & Bird Society forestandbird.org.nz

Destination Marlborough

Walk the Track

You can walk the track in 3-5 days, set your own pace.
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Bike The Track

The Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's Great Rides with 72km of continuous single track.
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Activities & Packages

Walk, kayak, bike, cruise or enjoy a guided eco tour, take your pick.
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Enjoy all the Queen Charlotte Track has to offer

Walk or bike the real New Zealand, in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, where the mountains meet the sea.