Marlborough Adventure Tours
Queen Charlotte Sound
Adventure Tours Downunder
Description: CYCLE TOURS: Mountain bike the Queen Charlotte Track and Marlborough Sounds. Mountain Bike and Touring bike hire from $40 per day and custom tours to suit.
JET SKI TOURS: Guided Jet Ski tours around the Marlborough Sounds, from $110 - 1 hour to 3 days.
WINE TOURS BY BIKE: Ride around Marlborough\'s 60+ famous vineyards on our comfortable touring bikes. Transport to/from Picton and Blenheim from $35 p/day.
SEA KAYAKING: Explore the Marlborough Sounds by Sea Kayak. Campsites, Lodges, and secluded bays await. Hires from $30 per person p/day. Guided tours from $55 p/p.
Location: Two minutes walk from Picton Ferry Terminal, opposite Picton i-SITE.
Contact person(s): Nigel Stead
Address: 1 Auckland Street, Picton, NZ
Postal Address: PO Box 302, Picton.
Phone: +64 3 573 8565
Mobile Phone: 021 340011
Freephone: 0800 081 092
Fax: +64 3 5738565
Description: Boating holidays in the magical Marlborough Sounds.
We provide self-drive and skippered charters on our extensive fleet of runabouts, yachts, launches and catamarans. You will be the one to set your own pace: An active holiday on the water or just chill out, enjoying the wildlife and scenery.
Compass Charters crew will help you shape and arrange your trip on these waterways to your requirements, to make sure you have an unforgettable time in this cruising paradise.
Get into some exciting sailing, explore the numerous bays, admire the wildlife in the water or on the shorelines, catch a few fish, snorkel or dive for some seafood, visit Islands and resorts, hike a few of the tracks accessible from the water or just moor up in a scenic cove to relax and enjoy a BBQ on deck.
Our well-equipped vessels vary from 6 to 14 meters. No qualifications required, but experience is a must. The Compass Crew can also provide boating and sailing tuition for as long as you need.
We welcome you aboard!
Location: Waikawa Marina
Contact person(s): Christel Hopkins
Address: Unit 1, Waikawa Marina
Postal Address: PO Box 334, Picton
Phone: +64 3 573 8332
Mobile Phone: 025 231 0045 or 025 340 247
Freephone: 0800 101 332
Fax: +64 3 573 8587
Comments: Tailor made holidays a speciality
Molesworth Tour Company
Description: Tours to visit New Zealand`s largest outback cattle station. Starting and returning to Blenheim. One, two, three or four day tours available where you will discover about life on NZ back country farms. Meet local farmers, experienced local guides and good food and good quality accommodation.
Four Day Molesworth Cycle Tours also available over summer months.
Self drive Tag-along Farm Tours available over summer months.
Marlborough Wine Tours also available, we are able to make up a tour to suit you and there are many different options and inclusions available.
Location: [map here] Blenheim
Season: All Year
Contact person(s): Lee Swift
Address: 29 Taylor Pass Road, Blenheim
Phone: 64 3 577 9897
Mobile Phone: 0274 351 955
Fax: 64 3 577 9895
Comments: Bookings essential, credit cards accepted.
Queen Charlotte Classic
Description: Love adventure?
This is your invitation to join us in the Marlborough Sounds for the 2009 Queen Charlotte Classic.
It gives us an adrenalin rush to host competitors who love fun and excitement in what is the best playground for a multisport race in New Zealand.
The Queen Charlotte Classic is a real multi sport adventure. Race day is Saturday 7th November.... a perfect day in paradise. 2009 Competitors will flex their muscles and test their fitness on a course that takes them on a journey through legendary, heartland NZ scenery.
The race begins spectacularly with us all travelling by Beachcomber Cruise Boats, across the Queen Charlotte Sound, to the gorgeous Mistletoe Bay. Here Mayor Alistair Sowman will fire the starters gun, and send us off on a 14km run that takes in some of the best of the Queen Charlotte Track. At Anakiwa we will change out of our running shoes and onto our bikes.... one of the best bike rides we can imagine will spin our wheels. Swapping pedals for paddles, the 8km kayak out of Waikawa Bay takes us through the tricky waters off "the Snout", down the bays and to the beach at Picton for the finish shute. The young and super fit will take two and a half hours and the rest of us three to four hours. Teams follow the same course but with an extended bike section that gives the team cyclist a slightly tougher challenge (riding 50kms) and taking in some of the bays of the Mahau Sound and riding the gentle Mahakipawa Hill then returning on the same course the individuals ride to arrive at the kayak transition in Waikawa Bay.
Location: [map here] Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park
Description: We run a wilderness park in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Our island-like-peninsula affords brilliant views of the Marlborough Sounds, North Island, Kaikoura Ranges, and more. We are just a few minutes by boat from the isolated Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary.
The property is huge, and has some magnificent patches of regenerating native bush, including some of the best kohekohe in New Zealand. Our main activity is a wilderness trail which runs from historic Ship Cove through some of this country's best native bush, to our wilderness park, with some incredible views to take in along the way. Known as the Captain Cook Trail, this hike takes two days with comfortable accommodation overnight in our 90 year old lodge. Many other shorter walking tracks are scattered about this 1500-acre paradise, and combined with other activities such as horse trekking, fishing and kayaking, you can easily spend a week or more here. One couple came here for a weekend and stayed for a month! Check out our extensive website.
Location: [map here] Cape Jackson, at the Northern tip of Queen Charlotte Sound. Boat access only (we can arrange boat transport for you).
Season: August - May
Hosts: Ron and Gerry Marriott.
Address: Cape Jackson, Queen Charlotte Sound.
Postal Address: Cape Jackson, Rural Bag 363, Picton.
Phone: +64 3 579 9025
Fax: +64 3 579 9125
Comments: Because of the uniqueness and isolation and of our wilderness park, it is best to plan a stay of at least two nights. Please visit our extensive website for more information, and contact us for further recommendations.
TrueNZ Information Centre for Marlborough
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