The Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island are one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in New Zealand. The Marlborough Sounds area is made up of three main bodies of water-the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds. This collection of drowned river valleys is a natural wonder unparalleled in New Zealand.
Natures beauty is on show in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds with sheltered waterways and secluded bays, encompassed by verdant bush-clad hills, perfect for relaxation.
The TranzCoastal Train service from Christchurch takes approximately 5 hours and this journey is a scenic feast, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other.