Frith and Carmen

About us

The Marlborough Sounds is an idyllic wilderness with breathtaking bush views and a massive expanse of sheltered waterways. Staying at a New Zealand Sounds Great holiday house is the ideal choice for families, groups and couples wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful scenery, safe boating and the natural surroundings of Marlborough's magnificent Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds.

The Sounds Great Holiday Houses are in the Pelorus, Kenepuru, Mahau and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Some of the homes can be reached only by boat access offering you the ultimate experience of sheltered coastal tranquility in a bush setting amidst one of New Zealand's most unspoiled and scenic inland waterways.

At Sounds Great Holiday Homes we offer a choice of economical, convenient and yet very comfortable rentals to suit every one's ideal holiday. From the humble kiwi "bach" to a serviced "luxury" home, we can help you find the perfect holiday accommodation.

Sounds Great Holiday Homes coordinator's Frith and Carmen will organize your accommodation, arrange water taxi transfers and if you require, can arrange all your provisions to get your holiday off to a great start. Just walk in - walk out... Sounds Great will take all the worry out of your holiday arrangements.


Situated on the sunny, north-eastern corner of the South Island, Marlborough is the place to go for outdoor pursuits or to savoir fine foods and award-winning wines in unspoiled surrounds. Hot summers, cool winters and fertile, alluvial soils, have made Marlborough the wine capital of New Zealand and its internationally-acclaimed Sauvignon Blancs are a perfect accompaniment to the region's prized, culinary delights. With its coastal retreats, rivers, mountains and rural plains, Marlborough provide a ready escape from the pressures of city living.

Take the opportunities to go fishing, sailing, diving, swimming, kayaking, tramping or hunting, then enjoy the warm hospitality at any of Marlborough's accommodation facilities.