Walking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough. Copyright Destination Marlborough
  • Te Araroa Trail

    Welcome to the South Island

  • Queen Charlotte Track

    1 of NZ's iconic walks

  • Short walks

    Plenty to choose from

  • Heritage walks

    Walk through historic sites



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

Cape Campbell

This is a striking piece of coastline crowned with a rugged lighthouse, the landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years, and is now more accessible. 

An unmarked route follows the beach from the eastern end of the Marfells Beach camping area around to Cape Campbell, the southernmost extreme of Cook Strait.

The East Coast is a hot spot of New Zealands Biodiversity, and Cape Campbell hold a unique assemblage of species on it's shores. Fur seals use the beaches and headlands for pupping and basking. Many sea birds have nesting colonies on the cape and it is a known migration route. With the ease of access, it is important to protect this landscape and wildlife and remember the Tiaki Promise. 

To help protect the coastal environment follow these guidelines

  • No fires
  • Be careful where you go - avoid all vegetation/dune lands and tidal rock pools.
  • Give the ecology, birdlife and anamals space.
  • Whatever you bring with you, take with you. Leave only footprints. 
  • If you have a pet with you, please keep it on a leash.

For more information about protecting Aotearoa/New Zealand for future generations, see the Tiaki Promise.


1 day
(Warning: Spring high tides can block access around the foot of bluffs. )

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