The Marlborough Sounds is renowned for its beautiful beaches and bays. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the many bays or venture into some water skiing and boating. There are also safe diving spots and local diving instructors can be organized for your group. Bush walking is a relaxing activity on the amazing well known Queen Charlotte Track and also the Nydia Track. See some amazing native bird species including the gannet colony. For those holidaymakers who wish to be lazy and simply take it easy there are many clean, safe bays of the Marlborough Sounds to do some, sea kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling.

Kayaking & Boat Hire

A boat or kayak is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful waters of the Marlborough Sounds. If the holiday home you book does not come with a boat or kayaks, or if you would like to have more available to you as part of a large group, contact us. We can then organise the hiring and delivery to the Sounds Great Holiday home of your choice.

Costs will depend on the season, peak or off- peak, and on the number of boats or kayaks you would need to hire. Sounds Great Holiday Homes would charge a nominal fee for delivery and collection


One of the most popular past-times is snapper fishing straight off the local wharf. Whether you are a keen fisherman or just a beginner, simple fishing trips and fishing charters can be arranged by the Sounds Great Holiday Homes co-ordinators.

Mussel Tours

A trip to the mussel farms to view the man-made mussel rafts is always interesting and a salmon farm tour is also a unique activity.

As your Sounds Great Holiday Homes coordinators we can organise all your holiday activities, including:

    whale watching
    dolphin swimming
    snow skiing
    trout fishing

Please note that booking fees apply for all activities booked by Sounds Great Holiday Homes on behalf of visitors.