Your Guides to the Marlborough Sounds

Wilderness Guides can show you the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand like no-one else!

We live, work and play in this fantastic region - your guides are local people, have grown up here and call this area home. Our passion for this place is obvious and our commitment to our unique environment genuine.

The Marlborough Sounds, at the top of the South Island, is fast becoming the place of choice for visitors looking for wilderness and adventure - yet with all the comforts! 


Sea Kayaking

Wilderness, wildlife and great weather  . . . without the crowds. Click here for more kayaking - also see our latest trip the 1 Day Ship Cove Guided Kayak in the remote reaches of Queen Charlotte Sound.

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We offer a huge range of packages from independent walks to our luxurious boutique lodge packages. Ask us to tailor a trip today!

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Mountain Biking

Hire a mountain bike to experience the Queen Charlotte Track for a day or book one of our track biking packages ... it's rated the best single track in New Zealand.

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Join Steve, Juliet and their small, friendly team for guided or independent sea kayaking tours in the Marlborough Sounds including our 1 Day Ship Cove Guided Kayak in the remote reaches of Queen Charlotte Sound, mountain biking and gourmet guided or independent hikes on the Queen Charlotte Track - or a combination of all three with our original Marlborough Sounds adventure combo tours.


Wilderness Guides can introduce you to the Marlborough Sounds - by foot, by sea and by mountain bike - as a leading provider of adventure activities from our centrally located base in the charming seaside port of Picton. Read on for more . . . this is where your adventure begins!




Visitors to the Queen Charlotte Track are asked to pay a small fee for crossing the private land sections of the track. This acknowledges the long-standing and ongoing commitment of these landowners. Private land access passes can be purchased from Wilderness Guides - see for more information.