Queen Charlotte Sound

First impressions last and there’s no better introduction to the South Island’s pristine nature than through Queen Charlotte Sound.

Sailing boats and coastal birds skim over the calm waters of this sound in the picture-perfect Marlborough Region. Queen Charlotte’s calm waters and forested shores will stay with you forever. To see it in all its glory, tramp or cycle the Queens Charlotte Track to Keneperu Sound. While long, the track is a very cruisey multi-day adventure, because water taxis can transport your luggage from cove to cove and accommodation options are plentiful.