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Marlborough Sounds

Getting there & around

The best way to get around the Sounds is by boat. Scheduled and on-demand water taxis service most points along the Queen Charlotte Track. Buses don’t service the Sounds, but much of the area is car-accessible. The road is sealed to the head of Kenepuru Sound, but beyond that it’s nothing but narrow gravel roads with more twists than a hurricane. To drive to Punga Cove from Picton takes two to three hours (45 minutes by boat).