Walking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough. Copyright Destination Marlborough
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Get to know Marlborough step by step, via walking tracks to alpine peaks, golden trails on working farms and native bush walks in the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough walks can be as challenging as Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku, as beautiful as the Queen Charlotte Track and as relaxing as the Taylor River reserve.

Whether you’re hiking for a day or a week, staying in a tent, hut or lodge, you’ll love the pace of Marlborough.

Start planning your walk with New Zealand Mountain Safety Councils Plan my Walk app. An awesome app that provides you with useful information of particular tracks, alerts, weather and what gear you will need. Click here to check it out

Archer Track Walk

This walking track passes through native and pine forest on the way from Penzance Bay to Elaine Bay in the Pelorus Sound.


Grade: Easy
Distance: 9 km one way
Time: 3 hr 30 min approximate

Getting there

Get to the track from the Tennyson Inlet Road off State Highway 6 just past Rai Valley. Turn left after Opouri Saddle and drive to Penzance, where the track begins. You can also start the track from Elaine Bay which is accessed from the road to French Pass.

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