Marlborough Sounds – Diving & Fishing

Marlborough Sounds are so full of marine life, and even writing this a couple months later has been some of the best diving (scuba and free diving) we have encountered in New Zealand. On a bike ride one day we happened upon the Waikawa Dive Centre just outside Picton. They had a sale going on,…

Read More

Marlborough Sounds – Queen Charlotte Track

Among the great walks of New Zealand is the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds. With the Abel Tasman track coming up, we decided that prepping with a couple day hikes would be wise. Though typically this 70km track is hiked over the course of 3-5 days, water taxis allow for section hiking of…

Read More

The Marlborough Sounds – Motuara Bird Life Sanctuary

Picton and more specifically the Marlborough Sounds have so much going on. Whether you are an avid birder, seeking dolphins and marine life, or just want to get outside, there is so much to do. Our first day in town we spent mountain biking some of the local trails. We took a wrong turn somewhere…

Read More