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

Governors Bay Track

Governors Bay is accessed via a short walking track, just a 15 minute drive from Picton on Queen Charlotte Drive. Queen Charlotte Drive, between Picton and Havelock, is the main road in the Sounds. 

The Governers Bay Track leads you to a beautiful golden beach surrounded by lush native bush, and great for swimming.

Pack a picnic and your togs for a relaxing day trip to paradise.


A speedy 10 minutes each way

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