Cruises from Marlborough Sounds
New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds, together with its islands and peninsulas, cover some 4,000 sq.km., and lie at the South Island's north-easternmost point, between Tasman Bay in the west and Cloudy Bay in the south-east. They comprise an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys that include the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds. Bordered by forests and rich in wildlife, trees rise almost vertically from the water’s edge. This magical area of intricate coastline of sheltered inlets and sandy bays offers 1500 kilometres of sheltered beaches and waterways.
Twenty-two kilometres to the east across Cook Strait is Wellington, the capital on the North Island.