Things to do
The Marlborough Sounds make up a fifth of New Zealand’s coastline, and water is everywhere you look. Take a cruise along the coast, or hire a kayak if you want to explore under your own steam. And if you’re a good swimmer, why not take a dip with the dolphins?
Home to salmon and mussel farming, you’ll be able to sample some seafood delicacies while you’re in Marlborough Sounds. You can even choose to go on a mussel cruise if you want to truly experience the taste of the sea.
Many of the bays and sparsely populated villages of the Sounds are only accessible by boat. If you want to escape and immerse yourself in this vast and empty landscape, a trek on the Queen Charlotte trail is a must.