Marlborough Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Arriving at Picton from Wellington
    Arriving at Picton from Wellington
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  • Views along the route
    Views along the route
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Marlborough Off The Beaten Path

  • The Road to Portage Bay

    Are you the sort of traveller that sees a road on a map and thinks - 'let's go there!' ? Well I am. I saw this road on the map when checking out the Malborough Sounds. It follows a narrow piece of land between Queen Charlotte Sound and Mahau then Kenepuru Sounds to Portage Bay and beyond. Only 25km - shouldn't take long! It took 1 hour! It is a...

  • Mahau Sound View

    As you enter Havelock on SH6 from Blenheim, turn right on Mahakipawa Rd, which becomes Queen Charlotte Drive. About three minutes (or 3.5km) up the road, turn left on a small road leading to a car park. Alight from your vehicle for some stunning Marlborough Sound views! On a clear day, you’ll have a perfect view of Mahau Sound towards Pelorus and...

  • Crossing the Wairau

    This is a bit of an experience with the Bridge being very old & one way. There are traffic lights controlling the crossings so not big issues there but expect to wait as much as 10 minutes if you find yourself in a convoy with a few trucks

  • Marlborough Sounds Magic

    Reaching out into the Pacific Ocean like the fingers of a welcoming hand, the Marlborough Sounds area is made up of three main bodies of water - the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds. This collection of drowned river valleys is a natural wonder unparalleled in New Zealand. Bordered by forested hills rising almost vertically from the...

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