Rising from the cerulean waters of Pacific Ocean, the Marlborough Sounds are a sinuous network of partially submerged valleys, islands and winding waterways that lie on the northern end of South Island, New Zealand. The Sounds are comprised of the Queen Charlotte Sound, the Kenepuru Sound and the Pelorus Sound and boast pristine forest, stunning beaches, bays, coves and inlets that beckon travellers to traverse their intricate curves. This collection of sounds, islands, and peninsulas offers endless outdoor activities including boating, fishing, diving, hiking and wildlife viewing. Enjoy the array of cafes, restaurants, galleries and speciality shops in the charming port town of Picton. The iconic Queen Charlotte Track is a 70-kilometre trail that stretches between Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sound and provides jaw-dropping coastal views, lush landscape and historical landmarks.