Secrets of Marlborough New Zealand
Located at the north east top corner of the South Island of New Zealand, the Sounds are a stunningly beautiful collection of sunken river valleys filled with the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Steep cliffs of native forests rising steeply from the sea around an intricate coastline of sheltered inlets and sandy bays.
There are so many activities to enjoy out on the Sounds. From sea kayaking or a visit to a salmon farm in Ruakaka Bay to a wander along one of the many forest tracks to discover the wonderful range of native birds found in this remarkable area. Go on a fishing expedition or watch out for dolphins, and fur seals while on board a motorboat cruise.
Join Beachcomber mailboat, the official delivery service for properties located throughout Queen Charlotte Sound delivering to remote communities.
Remote lodges and luxury accommodation often only accessible by water or from the air being helicopter only, are nestled amongst the thick vegetation. Many of these wonderful residences offer fabulous views over the Sounds and levels of peace and tranquillity that can only be found where mobile phones and the internet often have no connection, bliss!
Great local gourmet cuisine is another very important part of life in this part of the world.
The Bay of Many Coves in Arthurs Bay is an exclusive Eco-luxury hideaway offering an exceptional fine-dining restaurant, a spa, a pool and a private beach to provide all the comforts way off the beaten track. The degustation dinner menu celebrating local produce matched with some fine Marlborough wines as well as international labels has to be experienced to be believed.
A blissful visit, where one can completely switch off and enjoy the surrounds regardless the time of year. The best way to access the Sounds is either by flying into Blenheim with Air New Zealand via Wellington or with Sounds Air in too Picton. Transfers available from the airport to Picton wharf.
A destination that is truly something special.